Carom Seed (Ajwain)$2.75 AUD
CAROM SEEDS (Ajwain) – Raw ajwain smells almost exactly like thyme but it is more aromatic and stronger in taste – slightly bitter and pungent. Like most spices, it has the benefit of flavour and health benefits.
Ajwain is used in batter fried fish in Punjab and in a type of roti called ‘ajwain ka paratha’ It is also used in snack foods in the North and South of India. It is also added to Chai as a digestive element.
It is used to cure digestive problems – in India it is soaked in water and the water is used like a gripe water for babies. The seeds are used in several other home remedies that treat cuts and wounds (thymol is a germicide). People often soak in a bath with carom seeds to relieve arthritic pains. It is also said to reverse greying hair!