Ajwain (Carom Seed)

Ajwain (Carom Seed)

The magical carom seed also known as ajwain, bishop’s weed, caraway and others isn’t really a seed at all, it’s the tiny seed-like fruit of the annual herb of the family Apiaceae. Ajwain is the genesis of Kaiyurveda. No other readily available tea has it as a major ingredient and it is too good to be missed. 

Used for thousands of years in Asia and Arabia, the “seed” is also a major ingredient in Ayurvedic medicine and healing and also a culinary staple for millions of households. In Ayurveda the seed is helpful in:

According to WebMd, carom can reduce your cough and help clear your sinuses, can widen your bronchial tubes helping people with asthma. For digestion it will improve the flow of stomach acids helping you feel better by relieving indigestion, bloating, and gas. And finally it will help prevent the formation of kidney stones.

Carom also has antiviral and antifungal properties from thymol, an essential component of the seed which will help you feel better when you’re under the weather. Thymol is a wonderful ingredient, it gives carom a slightly thyme-like taste but is also anti-inflammatory and may help lower blood pressure and reduce bad cholesterol. 

A single ingredient with so much to offer.

Taste

Warm and earthy with a hint of thyme and a minty aftertaste. With some overtures of oregano, cumin, and anise.

Side Effects

Please check with a health care provider if you are pregnant. Do not over consume as with all herbs, it should be taken in moderation.

 

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