Trachyspermum ammi, Ajwain seeds in a wooden scoop with some leaves on a gunny background.

I remember my mom giving me a tsp of ajwain seeds whenever I was able to have a nausea bout once I was a child, or later during my life once I started getting bad menstrual cramps. And, in case you happen to be an Indian mother, you maybe know by now the several ways ajwain can boost your health after your pregnancy. I myself had ajwain water for 2 weeks after I delivered my daughter.

The Benefits

And the benefits don’t end there. Later on if my daughter had a congested nose or bad cold, my mom would ask me to maintain a tiny potli of roasted ajwain seeds near her pillow because these magical seeds are great to alleviate a stuffy nose.

In winters, she would ask me to warm a small number of ajwain seeds in a cup of olive oil and massage my daughter with it as the magic potion helped maintain cold, congestion and other cold viral disorders at bay.

Looks like these magic seeds can be helpful in eliminating everyday health problems and have more health benefits which you could ever imagine.

Soothe indigestion and flatulence

Ajwain seeds contain thymol, a chemical compound which assists in the secretion of gastric juices which enhance digestion and treat digestive disorders like indigestion and flatulence. They are especially valuable in treating nausea, digestion problems and flatulence in colicky infants.

Adults may chew a teaspoon of ajwain seeds each time they have gastrointestinal complaints. Make certain you suck the juice to reap more benefits.

For children and babies, it’s advised to provide a teaspoon or more of ajwain water every few hours to take care of colic pain and indigestion. Boil 1 tbsp of ajwain seeds at a jar of water and allow the water decrease to half. Strain and give 2-3 tsp to your baby every few hours.

Relieve congestion and colds

Thymol in ajwain seeds is loaded with anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal properties which could be useful in relieving cold and congestion.

Take a mortar and pestle and crush a few roasted ajwain seeds. Mix it with a little gud/jaggery and possess the mixture thrice daily.

You can even tie a teaspoon of ajwain seeds in a fabric like a potli and heat it on a hot pan. Keep it near your child’s pillow to relieve a blocked nose. Inhaling of its grind seed can be beneficial in the event of headache and migraine because of blocked sinuses.

Help regulate periods

Ajwain seeds can be hugely beneficial for women with irregular periods and people who bleed excessively during it. Soak 2 tsp of ajwain seeds in a bowl of water and have that water each morning to state bye-bye to all of your period woes.

Boost heart health

Ajwain seeds contain niacin and thymol, two essential compounds which have anti-inflammatory and other benefits that boost the health of your heart. Its magical properties helps stimulates nerve impulses and improves blood flow in the heart.

Have a glass of ajwain water daily first thing in the morning to say good-bye to heart disease.

Act as a natural anti-acid

The digestive properties of ajwain seeds come useful in treating acidity. Thymol in ajwain seeds helps discharge the gut which help digestion, which prevents heartburn due to acidity.

For relief from acidity it is possible to combine a teaspoon each of ajwain and jeera seeds in half a litre water and boil. Have this water when cool to find immediate relief from acidity.

Effective in treating pain due to arthritis

As stated earlier, Ajwain seeds have anti-inflammatory and anaesthetic properties which also help alleviate pain stemming from arthritis. It helps soothe inflammation and reduce itching, redness and pain brought on because of inflammatory skin diseases.

Crush a couple of ajwain seeds in sufficient water to make a paste and use it to the affect area twice daily.

Excellent for pregnant and breastfeeding moms

These wonder seeds possess excellent curative properties that provide great health benefits, especially for pregnant women. Hormones and an increasing uterus slows down digestion while pregnant, giving rise to gas, flatulence and bloating.

Ajwain seeds have thymol, which is supposed to improve the action of digestive enzymes and enhance gut health. This speeds up the digestive process and gives relief from such conditions. Read more about the benefits of ajwain during pregnancy in this report.