Ajwain (Voma) seeds are the seeds obtained from the Ajwain or Ajowan plant. These seeds are used as a spice in cooking. This plant is closely related to Cumin, Dill and Caraway. The seeds are also known as Bishop’s Weed, Ajowan, Caraway and Thymol Seeds. The Ajowan plant mainly grows in various regions of India. The umbels of the plant mature and produce the seeds. Ajwain is also highly regarded for their medicinal value.
Voma Health Benefits
- They are an excellent source for various essential oils including thymol, cymene, pinene, terpinene and limonene.
- The seeds are highly beneficial for the digestive system.
- Carom Seeds also has anti-bacterial, germicide, antifungal and anesthetic properties.
- They are rich in various vitamins, minerals, fibers and anti-oxidants.
- These seeds can cure spasmodic pains due to indigestion, flatulence and various infections.
- Ajwain seeds are used in Ayurvedic medicine for treating acidity, flatulence, migraine headache and common cold.
- The seeds are beneficial during pregnancy as they help in digestion, increase appetite and maintain the proper health of the uterus.
- It is an effective home remedy for dyspepsia.
- One or two drops of Ajwain oil can cure various ear infections and earache.
- The oil is also beneficial for treating arthritis pain.
- The seeds are also believed to be able to curb the desire for drinking alcohol.
- They are also a good home remedy for various health problems such as anorexia, abdominal gas, vomiting, travel sickness and nausea.
- Smoking Ajwain can relieve shortness of breath and asthma.
- Gargling with an infusion made from these seeds is beneficial for relieving sore throat.
- Crushed Carom Seeds tied inside a piece of cloth is inhaled to relieve nose congestion.
- Powdered Ajowan seeds are soaked in milk and the milk is filtered and used for feeding small children. It is believed to cure colic in babies.
- They are also beneficial for treating diarrhea.
- Water distilled from the Carom Seeds is known as Ajwain Water and used as a home remedy for various digestive disorders and stomach pain