Friday, 7 June 2013

Jeera Water/Cumin Water: Health Benefits + Recipe


Whenever we visit Kerala, we have been served this jeera water (cumin water). When I was younger, the yellow color of the jeera water used to amuse me. I have never given much thought about this jeera water till now. But now that, I am collecting and researching home remedies, I amazed at the plenty of benefits of drinking jeera water. Drinking jeera water regularly, balances the three doshas - vata, pita and kapha. Jeera water also helps in digestion. Since our country is hot most of the year, drinking jeera water cools the body. Cumin seeds are rich in iron and drinking this water helps women who are anemic. This jeera water recipe is prepared by boiling water in a pan. When it comes to full boil, jeera seeds are added and boiled for 10 minutes until the color of the water changes to yellow. Let it cool and your healthy jeera drink is ready. Keep drinking this water thought the day, to keep yourself healthy and hydrated.

 


METHOD:
1. Boil water in a wide pan. Let the water come to a rolling boil.


2. Add the cumin seeds into the water. Let it boil for 5 to 10 minutes until the color of the water changes to yellow color.

 3. Remove from fire. Strain. Cool and your jeera water is ready.



NOTES:
  • Boil till the color of the water changes.
  • Make it fresh every day.

16 comments:

  1. when i was working out in gym they asked me to take this :) to cool the body :) good one

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  3. Is this safe to consume during pregnancy?

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    1. Jeera water is very safe to consume during pregnancy...

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  4. Can one eat the jeera seeds too or should we throw them away?

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    1. I usually discard the seeds after boiling..

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  5. In our place its a tradition to give 1 tsp jeera+ a pinch of turmeric boiled water reduced to half when the pregnant women starts getting the delivery pain.It settles false pains off saving unwanted trips to hospital.

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    1. Thanks a lot for taking your time to share this information...

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    2. Is this safe to consume daily and how much amount is preferable to daily basis.

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    3. Jeera water is safe to consume, I would suggest a cup of jeera water a day. In Kerala jeera water is consumed almost everyday...

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    4. Jeera water is very safe for kids...

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  6. Is Jeera water cool or heat to our body?

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    1. Jeera water has a cooling effect on the body...

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