This widely available food additive can support intestinal health.

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The majority of Indian kitchens frequently contain carom seeds or ajwain. These seeds are typically used to season food and provide flavour, but they can also be used to treat indigestion, bloating, and acid reflux.

Carom seeds are a good source of fibre, vitamins, and minerals that are essential for healthy skin and hair. The active ingredient, thymol, which helps the body manufacture more digestive enzymes, makes it extremely wonderful for digestive health. According to a YouTube video by life coach and integrative lifestyle medicine specialist Luke Coutinho, they further aid in the digestion of food.

For this reason, some individuals even chew carom seeds after meals. The seeds can be eaten by roasting or cooking them, along with some cumin and fennel seeds. Your digestive system will be greatly stimulated by this.

What causes our indigestion?

Overeating

Luke claims that one of the causes of dyspepsia is overeating. Ingesting too much food might impede digestion and cause indigestion.

Poorly rounded meal

We frequently eat meals that are out of balance — either too much protein, too little protein, too much fibre, too much protein, or not enough fat — whether we are aware of it or not. However, we must balance our meals because an overworked digestive system requires more effort to break down the food.

eating when anxious

The body is not built to break down and digest food while agitated, Luke added, so avoid eating if you are feeling anxious. “First, calm yourself down. Then, put away any distractions and enjoy your food quietly. You’ll notice an improvement in your digestion, he continued. Additionally, eating excessively hot food or waiting a long time between meals can cause indigestion, the expert added.

Ajwain, carom seeds, morning sickness, colic, bloating, acid reflux, and intestinal health Carom seeds can be eaten by frying or roasting them and combining them with a small amount of cumin and fennel seeds. a picture from Wikipedia Commons
methods for using carom seeds to treat gastrointestinal disorders and other conditions.

Acidity

It’s never a good idea to take an antacid to reduce acidity. In fact, doing so may result in low stomach acid, which may then cause a variety of medical problems including bacterial infections. Acidity can be reduced by carom seeds. “All you have to do is boil the carom seeds and drink the warm beverage. Acidity and digestion are aided. But don’t forget to deal with the acidity’s underlying causes, advised Luke.

During pregnancy, morning sickness

During pregnancy, nausea, morning sickness, and digestive issues affect women. Carom seeds can be consoling under such circumstances. A teaspoon of carom seeds should be boiled in three cups of water, reduced by half, and then slowly sipped all day.

Parasites and worms

Many people have worms and parasites in their intestines, which deprive us of nourishment and prevent the body from absorbing it, leading to a variety of health issues like indigestion, bloating, and bacterial and fungal infections. The Ministry of Ayush has just acknowledged the long-standing use of carom seeds as a natural dewormer. But if your doctor has prescribed deworming pills, follow his advice, added Luke.

Chew on a half-worth teaspoon’s of carom seeds with jaggery. As an alternative, you can make a tea by combining carom seeds with cinnamon, boiling them, and then garnishing with optional raw honey and jaggery. It must be consumed either on an empty stomach or in between meals. Additionally, due to its strong anti-inflammatory properties, it is proven to lessen arthritis pain.

calm a crying infant

You can use carom seeds to calm uncontrollable outbursts. Castor oil or pure ghee can be used to produce a paste out of heated carom seeds, which should then be applied to the baby’s navel region. This produces results practically immediately. Adults and senior citizens alike can use it.