Ajwain or carom seeds are commonly used as a spice in Indian cooking. It is also known to help reduce indigestion and bloating. Ajwain also has many other benefits. Because of its high fibre content it helps to stabilise blood sugar and can be used to control diabetes. The seeds also contain antioxidants, have anti-inflammatory properties, and help boost metabolism. These benefits can promote weight loss which is also helpful in the control of diabetes. Ajwain can be eaten on its own or steeped in hot water and drunk like tea. Two-three teaspoons a day are all that is required. The seeds are not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.
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