Carom seeds, sometimes referred to as “ajwain” in Ayurveda, are said to have a warming and energising effect on the digestive tract. The “vata” and “kapha” doshas, two of the three doshas in Ayurveda, are thought to be balanced by them and determine a person’s constitution and health.
Carom seeds are thought to possess a “deepana” characteristic, which means they energise the digestive power (or “agni”) and stimulate it. Moreover, it is thought that they have a “pachana” property, which helps with food digestion and absorption and prevents the buildup of poisons or “ama” in the body.
Treatments for digestive issues like indigestion, bloating, and flatulence can benefit from carom seeds. They are also thought to be useful in easing cold, cough, and menstrual cramp symptoms.
Carom seeds can be ingested in a variety of ways, including as an ingredient in dishes, a beverage, or by simply chewing them.