Kali Jeeri, Methi, and Ajwain are well-known medicinal ingredients used in many home remedies. These herbal ingredients can be powdered, and taken daily to promote good health.
The dry roasted powder of Kali Jeeri, Methi, and Ajwain helps to reduce cholesterol, and weight. It can be taken daily to manage the sugar level. It boosts metabolism, and thus helps in reducing weight.
Herbs used to reduce weight
- English Name: Purple fleabane, Worm seed fleabane
- Sanskrit Name: Somaraji, Vanyajiraka, Aranyajirakah, Brhatpali
- Hindi Name: Kaalijeeree, Karajiri, Soharaai
- Tamil Name: Kattu Jeerakam, Kattu Jeeragam
- Telugu Name: Adavijilakara, Garetikamma
The Botanical name of Kali Jeeri is Vernonia anthelmintica (L.) Willd. Syn. Centratherum anthelminticum (L.) Kuntze. It belongs to plant family Asteraceae. Kali Jeeri is an annual, robust, erect herb, found throughout India up to 1850 m. in Himalaya, and Khasi hills, and often cultivated. It is a weed growing in waste places near villages, and bears seeds in the month of May to June.
Kali Jeeri seeds are 3 to 5 mm. long, and 1 to 2 mm. in diameter. The seeds taper towards the base. The surface exhibits about 20 longitudinal ridges. It is hairy, blackish-brown to black in color. The seeds taste bitter, and the odor is indistinct.
Kali Jeeri contains Avenasterol, vernosterol, essential oil, resins, and fixed oil consisting of myristic, palmitic, stearic, oleic, linoleic, and vernolic acids.
- English Name: Fenugreek
- Sanskrit Name: Methi, Methini
- Hindi Name: Methi
- Tamil Name: Mentiyam
- Telugu Name: Mentulu
Methi is the seed of Trigonella foenum-graecum L. (Fam. Fabaceae), an aromatic, 30 to 60 cm. tall, annual herb, cultivated throughout the country.
Methi powder is Yellow in color, and contains oil. Diosgenin, tigogenin, neotigogenin, yamogenin, gitogenin, neogitogenin, sonilagenin, sarsasaposanin, vitexin, isovitexin, vicenin 1, and 2, trigonellin, kaempferol, luteolin, quercetin, ßsitosterol, furostanol glycosides, tetrosides B, and C, fenugini B, trigoneosides – Xa, Xb, XIb, XIIa, XIIb, XIIIa , methyl protodioscin, methyl protodeltonin, and 4- hydroxy- isoleucine are present in Methi seeds.
- English Name: Bishop’s weed
- Sanskrit Name: Dipyaka, Yamani, Yamanik¡, Yavanika
- Hindi Name: Ajwain, Jevain
- Tamil Name: Omam
- Telugu Name: Vamu
Ajwain consists of dried fruit of Trachyspermum ammi (Linn.) Sprague ex Turril Syn. Carum copticum Benth & Hook. f. Ptychotis ajwan DC. (Fam. Umbelliferae), an annual, erect herb, up to 90 cm tall, cultivated almost throughout India, uprooted, and thrashed for collecting the fruits. Ajwain powder is Oily, greyish-brown, and contains Oil globules.
How to Make Kalijiri, Methi, and Ajwain Powder
You can prepare this medicinal powder at home. For, this you will require the following ingredients in a given amount.
- Kali Jeeri 50 grams
- Ajwain 100 gram
- Methi Dana 250 grams
Method of Preparation
- Take the above-mentioned ingredients separately, sieve, and remove any stone or other impurities.
- Now take a thick base pan, and put Kali jeeri in it to dry roast. Roast only for a minute. Remove it, and put in a plate.
- Repeat this process for the other 2 ingredients.
- Separately grind each ingredient in the mixer-grinder jar to get powder.
- Mix three powders to get Kalijiri, Methi, and Ajwain Powder.
Kalijiri, Methi, and Ajwain Powder Benefits
Kalijiri, Methi, and Ajwain Powder have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, larvicidal, antiviral, antifungal, anticancer, anthelmintic, antioxidant, analgesic, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, wound healing, and antidiabetic effects. It has a significant antidiabetic effect, and can be used to manage the blood sugar level.
Controls Sugar Level
Kalijiri, Methi, and Ajwain Powder is beneficial in diabetes. It corrects insulin resistance by inhibiting
either fructose absorption in the intestine or triglycerides synthesis in the liver. It enhances receptor sensitivity for insulin, and correcting carbohydrate utilization in the body cells.
Obesity is an excess deposition of fat on the body. It can be due to slow metabolism, sedentary
lifestyle, increased intake of high calorie (energy, and fat), and many other factors.
Kalijiri, Methi, and Ajwain Powder contains bioactive constituents such as saponins, anthocyanins, flavonoids, diterpenes, triterpenes, and other phytochemicals.
Increases Urination, and Reduces Swelling
Kalijiri, Methi, and Ajwain Powder reduces swelling by prostaglandin inhibition, reduced myeloperoxidase, and antitransudation.
The use of this medicinal powder increases the rate of urine flow, and sodium excretion which help the body to get rid of fluid retention.
The Dosage of Powder
- The recommended dosage of Kalijiri, Methi, and Ajwain Powder is 1 teaspoon.
- This powder can be taken with one glass of lukewarm water. Put 1 teaspoon of powder on the mouth, and drink one glass of water.
- You can mix this powder in curd, and take with a meal.
- You may also take this powder with buttermilk.
Kalijiri, Methi, and Ajwain side effects
It is non-toxic, but it can cause nausea or vomiting. If vomiting happens then it should be taken in less quantity.
Few side effects that can occur in large amount:
- Abdominal cramps
Some people may be allergic to it. Symptoms of allergies can be:
- Swelling in the tongue
- Skin Rashes
- stomach ache
- Inclination of mouth
- Flush around the lips
Use during Pregnancy, and Breastfeeding
- Do not take it in pregnancy.
- While Breastfeeding, it can be taken in small amounts.
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