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Drinking Jeera (cumin)Water for Good Health Benefits
Jeera water for drinking
Drinking jeera water on a daily basis has several health benefits.
According to Ayurveda, warm jeera water is helpful in strengthening our digestive system, circulatory system and balance our tri-doshas vata, pita and kapha.
Warm jeera water helps to refresh our body and flush out the toxins from the body.
Jeera water contains good antiseptic properties that fights common cold and fevers.
When little ginger is mixed in je
era water, it helps to soothe soar throat.
Jeera (Cumin seeds) are highly noted for digestive disorders like atonic dyspepsia, diarrhea,biliousness, morning sickness, indigestion, malabsorption syndrome, and flatulent colic.
Jeera water is also effective in getting sleep. After taking a A teaspoon of cumin seeds and a riped banana at night, drink jeera (cummin seeds) water to induce sleep.
Cummin is said to increase the heat in the body thus making metabolism more efficient.
Jeera is rich in Vitamin-E. The essential oils present in this have disinfectant and anti fungal properties, which prevents any microbial and fungal infection from affecting the skin.
Cummin is rich in iron and it is highly beneficial for ladies, especially those who are pregnant, or lactating mothers.
Also helpful for the burning sensation of the palms and soles.
Cummin seeds - names in other countries
Indian: jeera, jeraka, jira, zeera, zira, sufaid
Malay: jintan puteh
Arabic: kammun, kemouyn
German: Kreuzkümmel, Romische Kümmel
How to prepare Jeera Water?
For a regular drink -
Add 1 tsp of jeera in 4 lts of water and boil it.
After boiling it, remove it from the stove and keep it covered.
Drink whenever you need water and also after the food.
It is more beneficial if you can drink it warm.
In Kerala, the land of ayurveda, jeera water is a regular drink in many of the houses. Instead of drinking just boiled water, a bit of jeera is added to the water, brings good flavour and health.
For medicinal drink -
Add 1 tsp. of jeera to 1 glass of water and boil it well.
Strain the cummin seeds and drink the water.
For intestinal disorders, 1 tsp. of lime juice can be added to the jeera water and drink.