Cumin seeds/Jeera is the dried seed of the herb Cuminum cyminum, a member of Apiaceae family commonly known as the celery, carrot or parsley family, a family of mostly aromatic plants with hollow stems. Cumin seeds are used as a spice for their distinctive flavor and aroma. It is globally popular and an essential flavoring in many cuisines, particularly South Asian, Northern African and Latin American cuisines. These seeds are very famous for their medicinal benefits having spicy flavour and slightly bitter taste. It has lots of pharmacological effects on the human body health because of its medicinal properties including anti-tumour, anti-diabetic, anti-epileptic, immunologic, antimicrobial and etc activities. Let's explore some of the major benefits of including cumin seeds in your daily food intake in detail -
1.Fastens the weight loss process
Daily intake of cumin water helps to aid the strategy of weight loss. It helps to do so by stimulating the appetite and also removing the toxins from the body. It treats various digestive disorders like bloating and gas, which are also a hindrance to effective weight loss strategy!
2. Boosts metabolism levels
Want to boost your metabolism levels, which are responsible for faster weight loss? Cumin is said to increase the heat in the body thus making metabolism rate higher and more efficient!
3. Improves the working of digestive system
The presence of thymol and other essential oils in cumin seeds stimulate the salivary glands thereby helping in the better digestion of food. Apart from this, it strengthens a sluggish digestive system. Hence, if you suffer from indigestion/constipation problems try to include timely intake of cumin water to improvise it.
4. Detoxifies your body
Detoxification of the body is also very important for a healthy living. Cumin seeds are full of dietary fibers, which remove the toxic materials in the body and also cleanse the skin to make it clean, fresh and rejuvenate.
5. Promotes better sleep
Can’t sleep? Cumin seeds are here at your savior. Regular intake of cumin water helps in treating the sleep disorder and enhances the sound sleep, which is also a requirement of an effective weight loss regime. So have a glass of cumin water to ensure healthy sleep patterns!
6. Regulates blood pressure & heart rate
Cumin seeds have a high level of potassium, which owns the responsibility of maintaining the electrolyte balance in the body. This mineral not only helps in the regulation cell production but also helps maintain your blood pressure and heart rate. The regulatory properties of cumin make it a must have for patients who have heart disease to keep it under control and others as it helps to prevent such diseases as well.
7. Targets whole body
Cumin is rich in the flavonoid phenolic anti-oxidants like zea-xanthin, carotenes and lutein which have lots of beneficial effects on the body - reduces swellings, relieves breathing difficulties, improved bowel movements, relief joint infections, treat umbilical hernia, treat intestinal diseases, eyes problems and toothache!
To ensure that you don't miss your daily intake of this super seed, have a glass of cumin water in the morning. It is very simple to make it, just follow the simple steps: -
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Water 250 ml
1. In a glass, soak the cumin seeds overnight.
2. In the morning, strain it into your cup and enjoy.
1. Take a pan and add 1 teaspoon cumin seeds to it.
2. Heat it a little on low flame for about 5 seconds.
3. Now pour water into it and let it boil.
4. After boiling, let it be covered and kept aside for about 4-5 mins.
5. Strain it into your cup and enjoy it warm.
6. You can add honey or a pinch of salt into it as per your requirements!
Don't forget to take this in the morning to boost your metabolism and eventually lose weight faster!