Raw mango and fresh Ajwain leaves chutney
Raw mango - 1 (chopped into pieces)
Fresh Ajwain leaves – 15-20
Roasted cumin seeds powder – ½ tsp
Fennel seeds – 1 tsp
Simple salt – as per taste
Black salt – as per taste
Sugar- 1/4th tsp
Green chilly - 1-2 or as per taste
Mix all the ingredients and grind it properly in the grinder.
Yummy chutney is ready to eat
It is sufficient to serve 4- 5 people
Health benefits of Ajwain leaves –
Ajwain or Ajowan is known in English as Bishop’s weed . The herb we use at home is Trachyspermum ammi. There are two other variations which are : Trachyspermum copticum and Carum copticum.
Ajwain leaf has a sharp thyme like flavor. The main component that gives the leaves its flavor is thymol and hence the similarity to thyme. These leaves inhibit growth of pathogens and hence prevent us from many diseases.
It helps improve digestion and stimulates the appetite in children.
Similar to the seeds Ajwain leaves also provide relief from stomach problems like flatulence and other abdominal discomfort, acidity etc.
These are helpful for treating colds, cough and fever in small children.
It has germicide ,spasmodic and fungicidal properties.
Note – Ajwain is not suitable for pregnant and lactating mothers or for persons suffering from some serious health disorder.
It should also be avoided by persons who are taking medicines for high BP.
Dr. Suman Setia , BAMS DNHE PGDHHM
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