Carom seeds (ajwain) – a natural remedy to relieve arthritic pain

Carom seeds (ajwain) – a natural remedy to relieve arthritic pain

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    Carom seeds, known as ajwain in hindi, are always the first choice to deal with stomach upset. Packed with numerous nutrients good for heath, these seeds are of great significance for people suffering from arthritis due to its anti-inflammatory characteristic. Hence, if you are suffering from arthritic pain or swelling, use carom seeds to get rid of it naturally.

    How do they help?

    Due to the presence of anti-inflammatory compounds, ajwain acts an excellent natural aid to get rid of pain due to arthritis. Also, it contains anaesthetic properties that help in soothing pain and swelling, seen in people suffering from arthritis. Apart from this, carom seeds contain antibiotic compounds that help in combating inflammation and other associated symptoms, such as redness.

    How to use them?

    The anti-arthritic benefits of carom seeds or ajwain can be attained in following ways –

    • To a tub of hot water, add a spoonful of carom seeds and mix it properly. Now, soak your aching joints in the water and sit for 5 – 10 minutes. This soak will ease swelling and pain, commonly seen in people suffering from arthritis.
    • Alternatively, you can also crush these seeds in mortar and pestle and apply the paste on the joints to alleviate joint pain.

    Note: If your symptoms persist or you have a pre-existing condition, please consult your doctor. This is an educational article and not a substitute for proper medical care.


    Unbreen Fatima
    Broadcast Journalist from Pakistan. Currently associated with DW as Freelance Correspondent. Several years of experience as a journalist in radio, newspaper, online and TV journalism.


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