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Ajwain water or Ajwain tea is a herbal drink that helps in cough and cold, relieves acidity along with flatulence and is also known to promote weight loss.

Ajwain Herbal Drink


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What is Ajwain

Carom seeds (or ajwain) is a common Indian spice. They are the seeds of the Ajwain herb. A simple water or a herbal drink prepared using boiling ajwain seeds in water helps in cough and cold, relieves acidity along with flatulence and is also known to promote weight loss.

Ajwain is very commonly used in many dishes across Indian cuisine and helps in enhancing the flavour. It has many healing and medicinal properties and is best known to cure digestive problems, constipation, cold and cough in kids as well as adults. Many times it is also eaten raw. It has a pungent and spicy taste but is incredibly nutritious. 

Ajwain water – Benefits

I remember taking this ajwain water daily after my childbirth. It helps in cleaning your system as well as reducing menstrual pain. If you are suffering from acidity or indigestion it is best to consume half a teaspoon of this Ajwain seeds.

Ajwain water for cough and cold

I generally make this now when we are suffering from cough and cold. I simply boil the seeds in water, let it cool and consume about 5 – 10 ml, 2-3 times a day for kids and a bit more for adults.

Yes I know it is difficult to give this to kids, and I generally use a syringe and give it as medicine. I did start this my kids only after the age of 2 and in very little quantity of just 5 ml twice a day.

Carom seeds Herbal Drink

It is said that consumption of this water helps in weight loss too. I did come to know about this only while I was searching if such a recipe exist. And most of them claim too. I have yet to try this.

Age old Remedy and Disclaimer

This ajwain water is an age-old remedy and followed in my house for ages. But I am no doctor and this are my kitchen experiments or practices followed at my place as home remedies. It is up to you to follow or not. I have mentioned in my disclaimer but mentioning here again, that I am not liable for any side effects of using any recipe if at all it happens. Neither CookWithRenu, nor the writers, contributors, and other representatives will be liable for loss, injury or damage of any kind whatsoever, howsoever caused, arising out of or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content on this website.

The Theme

I am sharing this today with our FoodieMonday Blog hop group where the #226 theme is Grandma Remedies. Narmada from Nams Corner suggested sharing some age-old Grandma Remedies. I wanted to share my kadha, but decided to share this simple Ajwain Water Recipe. Before I continue further, hop on to Narmada’s blog for some yummy and delicious recipes.


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Ajwain water or Ajwain tea is a herbal drink which helps in cough and cold, relieves acidity along with flatulence and is also known to promote weight loss.

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Ajwain Water | Tea (Carom seeds)

Ajwain Water | Ajwain Tea (Carom seeds)

Ajwain water or Ajwain tea is a herbal drink which helps in cough and cold, relieves acidity along with flatulence and is also known to promote weight loss.
4.84 from 12 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Herbal Drink, Home Remedies, Seeds
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 Cup
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon Ajwain (Carom Seeds)
  • 1 cup Water

Instructions

  • Add carom seeds in a pot.
  • Add the water and let it boil.
  • Once boiled, let the water simmer for 5 mins.
    Making of Ajwain Tea
  • Cool and drink it in small portions.

Notes

  • 1 teaspoon = 5 ml, 1 tablespoon=15 ml, 1 Cup=235 ml
  • I do not strain the water, but keep it in a jar, so the seeds settle down and we use only the top water. But one can strain as well.
  • At times I even add 1 clove and 1-2 Tulsi leaves or a pinch of Tulsi powder.
  • Do not make a large batch, make in small quantities.
  • One can even have it lukewarm. 
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Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist. The nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It varies depending upon the product types or brands.




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Rushil

Friday 5th of May 2023

How long we can store it for in glass container ? Thank you

Renu Agrawal Dongre

Saturday 6th of May 2023

It should stay good for 2-3 days. The longer you keep the more concentrated it gets. I keep it a maximum of 1 day and make it fresh and consume it within 24 -48 hours. Also, if in a warm environment, it might develop a bitter taste and might have a scum layer on top.

Angel

Sunday 18th of December 2022

Where can I get this seed kn Nigeria

Renu Agrawal Dongre

Sunday 18th of December 2022

If you have an Asian Shop you could get it. Or any chances of Amazon online?

Avril Whitton

Tuesday 16th of June 2020

How much can an adult drink each day.

Bindu pandey

Wednesday 11th of November 2020

Can we chew raw ajwain daily with water

Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Tuesday 16th of June 2020

Hi Avril, you can drink 1/2 a cup 2-3 times a day. But in the start take it slowly as everybody reacts differently and it might produce some heat too. Start with 1/2 a cup spread over 2-3 times a day then you can drink 1/2 cup twice a day. (Do read my disclaimer, as I am not a doctor)

Preethi Prasad

Sunday 19th of January 2020

We are given Omam water or Ajwain ka paani when we have tummy aches due to indigestion.I loved the way you have explained other benefits of taking this ajwain ka paani. These Home remedies work best as they are tried and tested.

Bindu

Wednesday 11th of November 2020

Can we chew raw ajwain daily with water

Archana

Wednesday 8th of January 2020

Renu I love this spice ajwain a lot and when my kiddo was a new born baby I used to chew it n blow on her face. Her issues of gas used to come down. Used to be very spicy in my mouth but since I did not want to introduce anything to her just then. Later of course I did feed her with few drops of ajwain water .

Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Thursday 9th of January 2020

Thank You