I wanted to share the side effects of jeera water. Jeera water also called as Cumin Seed Water, Jeera Ka Pani, Jeera Pani and Seeragam Water is very very popular in India for it’s many health benefits and medicinal uses. Drinking jeera water regularly, balances the three doshas – vata, pita and kapha and also helps in weight loss and aids digestion.
At home, we consume it regularly especially during hot summer months as it is a wonderful body coolant. But with like any other ingredient, though natural will cause side effects if consumed in excess. Few months back, a subscriber of this channel messaged me that she was feeling dizzy after consuming cumin seeds on a regular basis.
When I asked her for the amount she was consuming, she wrote back that she was taking a tbsp per day which was way in excess. Consuming spices in small quantities in our day to day cooking is different from consuming it in therapeutic dosages.
What Is Jeera Water?
Jeera water is nothing but cumin seed boiled water, when we boil cumin seed in water, it takes on a beautiful yellow colour. Jeera water is actually traditionally consumed in Kerala, here in Tamil Nadu, we use it more of a remedy to treat various problems like indigestion, excessive body heat and
5 Jeera Water Side Effects:
1. Drastic Reduction In Blood Sugar Levels
Cumin seeds have anti diabetic properties and is excellent for diabetic patients. Jeera water in normal dosages will not cause any problems at all but when consumed in excess will reduce blood sugar levels drastically. So always monitor your blood sugar levels closely if you are consuming therapeutic dosages of cumin seeds.
2. Drug Interactions
Jeera water will interfere with diabetic medications as it lowers blood sugar levels so please mention it to your physician and if you are on diabetic medication and consume jeera water and you experience feeling dizzy, please check your blood sugar levels, chances are it has reduced drastically.
3. Cumin Seed Allergy
Though very very rare, like with any food, some people might be allergic to cumin seeds. If so please avoid cumin seeds completely from your diet. People with peanut allergy should be cautious while consuming jeera water.
4. During Pregnancy:
Though cumin seed is very safe to be consumed like a spice in small amounts by pregnant women consuming cumin seeds in therapeutic dosages will cause side effects. In fact, it best not to consume any herb in large doses during pregnancy.
5. Stomach Problems
Like with any food consuming jeera water in excess will cause some digestive problems like belching and nausea so always consume it in moderation.
Jeera Water Dosage:
In a research consuming 3 grams for weeks together did not cause any side effects. I would suggest consuming a cup of jeera water made with scant tsp of cumin seeds. This is a safe dosage that will not cause any problems at all.
When To Consume Jeera Water?
Jeera water can be consumed any time of the day but if you are consuming it for treating indigestion, consume it in empty stomach for best results.
Jeera Water For Weight Loss Side Effects:
Few people asked whether there were any side effects when we consume jeera water daily during weight loss, jeera water has anti obesity properties so it can be consumed daily but don’t over consume it. I would suggest 3 grams of cumin seeds for making the jeera water and not more.