Ajowain seeds or sometimes spelled “ajwain” grows in the Middle East and India and it’s part of the fennel and caraway seed family.
There are many health benefits of ajowain seeds and I highly recommend you add them to your medicine chest.
Powerful – In India ajowain seeds are considered one of the best all around treatments for the body.
Protects the Liver – Studies show that ajowain seeds boost up superoxide dismutase and glutathione S-transferase thus helping to protect the liver from the toxins and free radicals.
Powerful Antioxidants – Ajowain seeds contain powerful antioxidants that help to prevent disease.
Cancer – Ajowain seeds contain compounds that help to prevent and kill cancer cells according to recent studies.
Tooth Decay – Chewing on ajowain seeds kills streptococcus bacteria that is one of the major causes of tooth decay. It’s also used in toothpaste, deodorant, and mouthwash… plus ajowan oil works well for getting rid of toothaches.
Contains – Thymol, cymene, carvacrol, terpinene, dipentene, and pinene, which are all powerful oils that create the healing properties of ajowan seeds. Also contains phosphorus and calcium for strong bones and iron for anemia.
Thymol – Ajowain seeds contain up to 55% thymol which is a powerful antimicrobial agent.
Kills Drug Resistant Microbes – Taking ajowain seeds kills multiple drug resistant bacteria and viruses… thus helping to prevent disease.
Bronchitis, Colds, Coughs, Flu, and Asthma – Make a paste of the ajowain seeds and take it twice a day with a little honey or natural sugar… it will help get rid of mucus, works well as a expectorant. Or the seeds can be chewed and swallowed to cure coughs.
Place seeds in a cotton cloth near your pillow… they will help with nasal congestion.
Boiling ajowain seeds with cinnamon sticks creates a wonderful infusion that shortens the duration of colds and flues.
Kills Fungus – Ajowain oil has a powerful anti-fungal effect that kills a wide range of fungal infections in the body and topically.
Sore Throats – Ajowain oil can be used as a spray for quick relief of sore throats.
Muscles Spasms – Ajowain seeds and oil calm muscle spasms and relax the body. And it can also be used as an additive to massage oil for tired aching muscles.
Fevers – Ajowain seeds and oil lowers fevers.
Urinary Stones – Ajowain seeds contain a protein that acidifies urine helping to prevent and break down calcium oxalate urinary stones.
Acne – A paste of ajowain seeds works well for clearing up acne and pimples when used topically.
Earaches – A few drops of ajowain oil in the ear can cure earaches.
Cure for Diarrhea – Ajowain is well known for curing for diarrhea. In India ajowain seeds are boiled (called Omum Water) and given to children with GI problems.
Male Contraceptive – Ajowain seeds also break down the outer membrane of sperm… making it impossible for conception. More studies are being done at this time.
GI Tract – Ajowain seeds are calming, soothing, and help with spasms of the GI tract, gas, nausea, and has also worked well for killing ameba parasitic infections.
Arthritis – Ajowain seeds also help to eliminate arthritic joint pain and inflammation.
Pain – Ajowain seeds contain powerful pain killing agents… just chew a few and your tongue will go slightly numb.
Insect Bites – Rub a little ajowain oil on insect bites… and the pain will disappear.
Edible – Ajowain seeds have been used in India for cooking for centuries… used in curries, stews, rice, soups, and the oil can be used in salads and soups.
This article is meant to get you started… so you can do more research on your own… dig a little deeper and find what works for you. This article is for educational purposes only, I strongly recommend that you seek advice from your own GP, private doctor, or medical specialist for any ailment, illness, or medical condition.. this article not meant to be a scientific analysis in any way, shape, or form.
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