Cumin is a wonderful spice with a really long culinary as well as medicinal history. In addition to being a gastronomic delight, the health benefits of cumin are enormous. Jeera or the cumin seed has a very distinctive, slightly earthy and peppery taste along with citrusy aroma.
Drinking jeera water regularly, balances the three doshas-vata, pita and kapha,helps in digestion and cools our body. Cumin seeds are rich in iron and it is good for women who are anemic.
Benefits of Jeera Water:
A)Promotes Weight Loss
Jeera water is a miraculous weight loss drink. To speed up your weight loss process, drink jeera water three times a day-first in the morning on an empty stomach, second before lunch, and then after dinner.
Cumin seeds are a good source of vitamins like vitamin A and C. These are strong antioxidants that prevent the damage caused by free radicals and toxins.Cumin seeds also possess antimicrobial properties which inhibit the growth or spread of infection-causing microorganisms. It is seen that after digestion of cumin seeds, it release a chemical known as megalomicin which has antibiotic properties.
Cumin seeds secrete enzymes that help break down sugars, fats, and carbohydrates in the body and keep the gut healthy. This way it promotes better digestion of food and improves bowel movement. Jeera water is beneficial for people with digestive symptoms like dyspepsia, jaundice, indigestion, flatulence, and diarrhea.
D)Detoxifies Your Body
Components like cumin aldehyde, thymol, and phosphorus present in jeera seeds serve as good detoxifying agents.Thus drinking jeera water in the morning helps to detoxify your body.
How to Prepare Jeera Water?
Water: 500 ml
Cumin seeds: 1 tbsp
1. Boil water in a wide pan. Let the water come to a rolling boil.
2. Add the cumin seeds into the water and boil it for 5 to 10 minutes until the color of the water changes to yellow color.
- Boil until the color of the water changes.
- Make it fresh every day.