Apart from numerous health benefits, carom seeds are also known to promote weight loss. Out of all those exotic spices, ajwain, also called carom seeds or Bishop’s weed, is used extensively in India. An easy paratha comes alive with only a dash of ajwain thrown to the soft dough. But, that is not all this powerful ajwain can do for you. In addition, it can help you to lose weight. Awesome, is not it? Here, we’ll be helping you out on how ajwain assists in losing weight.
The miracle seeds contain an essential oil known as thymol, which is an antiseptic and has anti-inflammatory properties. This compound increases the secretion of gastric juices assisting in better digestion. The seeds also provide relief from abdominal gas, flatulence and accelerate the body metabolism. Additionally, it serves as a natural antioxidant, eliminating toxic build-ups in the body, which makes it easy to shed weight. To make this drink, take two teaspoons of fresh ajwain seeds in a pan and simmer it on low flame till you receive the pungent aroma of the spice. Set them aside for a few minutes as you boil 500ml of water in a pan. Once the water begins boiling, put the fire on medium, and add the roasted ajwain seeds to the water. Let it boil for a few more minutes. You would see that the color of the water changes to brown in a couple of minutes. Now, remove the water from the heat and let it cool. Strain and drink this water throughout the day. Ajwain and honey water
For Weight Loss
To enhance the effectiveness of ajwain water in weight loss, you might even add honey into the drink. Soak 25 gms of ajwain seeds in a glass of water (250 ml) overnight. The following morning, strain the glass of water and mix a teaspoon of honey . Drink the water on an empty stomach daily. Couple this with a strict low carb diet for three or more months and you’d notice weight loss.
A mixture of ajwain and fennel seeds (saunf) is another superb way to eliminate some pounds. To create this beverage take half a teaspoon of roasted ajwain seeds and 1 teaspoon of roasted fennel seeds into 4 cups of water, and bring it to a boil. Let the mixture boil until you see a change in the shade. Remove it from the fire and let it cool before straining. Sip the concoction through the day rather than your everyday caffeine. Take ajwain, fenugreek and nigella seeds (kajoli ) in equal proportions and simmer them individually. Mix all three of these together and grind the mixture till it becomes smooth and nice like powder. Store the mix in an airtight container and have a teaspoonful of powder with warm water daily before going to bed.
There’s another simple way you can consist of ajwain in your everyday routine. Take 250gm of ajwain seeds and dry roast them. Once it cools down, keep it in an airtight container, and also have a teaspoonful at least half an hour prior to having your breakfast in the morning. If you prefer the flavor of carom seeds, you can have it at other times of the day also, but take it before meals only. And men, do not forget to share with us your results in the comments section below!