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Ayurvedic Medicine: The Health Benefits of Cumin Water

By Senthil Krishnasamy, Ayurvedic Practitioner

In Ayurveda, cumin water has been shown to have many health benefits including:

  1. Aids Digestion: Cumin water stimulates the secretion of digestive enzymes, improving digestion and reducing bloating and gas. 
 2. Boosts Immunity: Rich in antioxidants, vitamins A and C, cumin water helps strengthen the immune system and protect against infections.
 3. Promotes Weight Loss: It can boost metabolism and help burn fat, making it a useful addition to a weight loss regimen. 
 4. Improves Skin Health: The antioxidants in cumin water can help prevent premature aging and improve skin texture. 
 5. Regulates Blood Sugar Levels: Cumin water can help regulate blood sugar levels, making it beneficial for people with diabetes.
 6. Enhances Lactation: It is believed to improve milk secretion in lactating mothers due to its high iron content and other essential nutrients. 
 7. Treats Respiratory Disorders: Its anti-inflammatory properties can help relieve symptoms of asthma, bronchitis, and other respiratory issues.
 8. Detoxifies the Body: Cumin water helps in flushing out toxins from the body, promoting overall health. 
 9. Reduces Inflammation: Its anti-inflammatory properties can help in reducing inflammation and pain associated with conditions like arthritis. Incorporating cumin water into your daily routine can be a simple and effective way to enjoy these health benefits.

Here’s how to prepare it:  


1 to 2 teaspoons of cumin seeds

2 cups of water


Measure and Boil Water: Pour 2 cups of water into a pot and bring it to a boil.
Add Cumin Seeds: Once the water is boiling, add 1 to 2 teaspoons of cumin seeds. 
Boil the Mixture: Let the mixture boil for 5 to 10 minutes. This allows the seeds to infuse thoroughly into the water.  Strain and Cool: After boiling, turn off the heat and let the mixture cool down to a drinkable temperature. Strain the water to remove the seeds. 
Serve: Pour the strained cumin water into a cup and drink it warm.
Optional Additions: Lemon: Add a few drops of lemon juice for additional flavour and vitamin C. Honey: Stir in a teaspoon of honey for sweetness and extra health benefits. 

By boiling cumin water, it can enhance its flavour and potential benefits.

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