Motherhood is the most beautiful phase of a woman’s life. Make sure that you are able to enjoy it and give your baby the best care possible, by helping your body recover faster after delivery. You can speed up your recovery by eating healthy, exercising, and by intake of the right supplements. Some ingredients if incorporated in your diet post delivery can help in quick revival of the lost nutrients and a healthy state. Ajwain is one such key ingredient. Take a look at the benefits of ajwain water after pregnancy.
There are numerous benefits of ajwain seeds (Carom seeds) for both the mother and the baby. Some of them are mentioned below.
It is advisable to drink a glass of ajwain water in the morning, 30 minutes before breakfast. Take it regularly for best results.
Ajwain water is safe for babies once they are eight months old. You should start with half a teaspoonful of freshly prepared ajwain water. You can gradually increase this amount. It gives warmth to the infants and makes them less gassy.
During, and post-pregnancy, doctors suggest to keep the medications for minor ailments at a minimal. However, constipation, gas, back-ache, joints pain, etc. which are common postnatal problems, can be very discomforting.
At this juncture, ajwain water comes to your rescue. According to Ayurveda Ajwain, is a super spice. Here is how it helps new mums through many problems post delivery:
You can roast about half a teaspoon of powdered ajwain seeds with two teaspoons of jaggery. Add a cup of water to this and let the mixture simmer on low flame for two to three minutes. Strain this liquid and consume it. It works wonders in boosting milk production in lactating mothers.
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Add one teaspoon of dried ginger powder and a bit of black salt in a glass of Ajwain water. Drinking this concoction will help you relieve gas. It treats gastritis as well.
When breastfeeding mothers drink plain ajwain water daily, their babies tend to be less colicky.
When you are looking for weight loss postpartum, ajwain water acts as your savior. It improves your metabolism, which in turn helps burn excess fat. It, therefore, helps you in losing weight after delivery.
What you can do – Soak 25 grams of ajwain seeds in a glass of water and keep it overnight. Strain this mixture in the morning. To this mixture add a teaspoon of honey and drink regularly for a month for effective results.
Ajwain water helps you fight cold and flu. While preparing ajwain water, add grated ginger and cumin at the dry roasting stage of ajwain. These ingredients in combination with ajwain water can help you build immunity. When regularly taken, they help in combating cold and reducing coughs.
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Ajwain is known to have inherent properties to digest food thus it aids in relieving constipation. Thymol present in ajwain seeds is responsible for easing the secretion of gastric juices in our digestive tract. Daily consumption of lukewarm ajwain water reduces constipation.
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