1. Ajwain seeds contain health benefiting essential oils such as thymol, a monopterone derivative class of chemical compound which gives aromatic fragrances to seeds. In addition, they also compose of small amounts of other phyto-chemicals such as pinene, cymene, limonene and terpinene.
2. The active principles in the ajwain may help increase the digestive function of the intestinal tract through facilitating release of gut juices (gastro-intestinal secretions).
3. Thymol, the essential oil obtained from ajwain has local anaesthetic, anti-bacterial and antifungal properties.
4. Likewise in caraway, ajowan seeds are rich in fiber, minerals, vitamins, and anti-oxidants.