Carom plant belong to Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) family and some of the common names given for Carom seeds are Bishop’s weed, Thymol Seeds, Ajowain and Ajwain seeds, these seeds have many medicinal and therapeutic uses and is used in the making of several Ayurvedic medicines, the Ajwain is excellent remedy for gastric problems, they increase the secretion of digestive juices and help in providing relief from flatulence and many digestive disorders. They are natural remedy for many digestive disorders and can be used in different ways to get relief from gas,indigestion, acidity and even hyperacidity.
Presence of Thymol makes Carom seeds an excellent remedy for digestion related problems
How to Use Carom (Ajwain) Seeds for Gas and Acidity
Carom Seeds (Ajwain) 200gms
Lemon : Adequate Amount
Black Salt (rock Salt) Powdered: 1/2 tsp.
Put Carom Seeds in the glass jar, add lemon juice (freshly squeezed) to it, pour in till it covers the carom seeds and is about 1cm above it.
Once soaked well, spread it out in a plate and let it dry.
Repeat this process for 5 times
On the last repetition add the rock salt to it and mix well.
Now dry it up again for the last time. Ensure there is no moisture left.
Carom Seed Water or Bishop Weed Water For Gas / Flatulence
Carom seed water is and infusion made with boiling carom seed in water. This infusion is very helpful for those who suffer acidity and Flatulence.
How to Make Ajwain Water
To make Ajwain water at home you will require 2 tsp of Ajwain seeds and 200 ml of water.
To make the infusion you must first toast the carom seeds, so that it releases its aroma.
Once toasted add the seeds to boiling water and let it boil for 5 mins. Strain the water and store.
Consuming this water daily helps in dealing with stomach gas and Acidity.
Benefits of Carom Seed water
It helps in dealing with indigestion
It helps in Gastric problems and Acidity
It improves digestion
Taking steam of ajwain water helps in soothing cough.
Ajwain water is helpful for the new mom and is given after delivery as it is believed that it will help in speedy recovery post partum. The ancient India belief suggests that it helps is cleansing the uterus after delivery .
Some Variations that can be used while making Ajwain water to Relieve gas and acidity
Add equal amount of cumin seed to ease hyperacidty
Add dry ginger to the boiling water for gas trouble.
Suggest Read : Home Remedies Gastric Trouble
Carom Seed Churan : Digestive Powder for Indigestion
Carom Seeds : 1 tbsp
Fennel Seeds: 1 tbsp
Cumin Seeds: 1 tbsp
Dill Seeds: 1 tbsp
Rock Salt and Black Salt- 1/2 tsp each
Asafoetida (hing) : 1/2 Tsp.
- Heat a skillet, add the carom seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds add dill seeds and dry roast for 3 to 4 mins.
- Remove from flame and let it come to room temperature. Add the salts and Asafoetida (Hing).
- Grind everything in a mixer grinder to make a fine powder. The result is your digestive ajwain churan.
- An airtight jar is ideal for storing this churan.
Take 1/2 tsp after meal or on the onset of stomach discomfort due to indigestion.