It’s the beginning of a new week, so that means a new detox.
You may have never heard of Jeera Tea, but I bet you have at least heard of cumin. They are the same, just called different names.
Cumin is akin to a superfood. There has been a lot of studies in the previous years with a focus on the positive benefits of cumin for your overall health.
Would you like to know the tall list of things cumin (jeera) is good for?
- Regulates digestion
- Natural Laxative
- Boost Immunity
- Great source of iron
- Treats Asthma and Bronchitis
- Help reduce signs of aging
- Treats insomnia
- Prevents diabetes (reduces the chances of hypoglycemia)
- Fights against foodborne-illness
- Lower Cholesterol
- Prevents Anemia
- Supports Bone Health
- Fights common cold
- Treats Hemorrhoids
- Soothes inflammation
- Increase Lactation in women
- Treats diarrhea
- Helps in weight loss
- Improves memory
That’s a tall list of possibilities, while I can see cumin helping with weight loss, diarrhea, skin care, and insomnia others are a bit far fetched to believe.
It’s okay if you don’t believe them but here is what you will need to take into consideration, cumin is a natural spice that does have a lot of health benefits. Many of the studies done were either small, inconclusive, or done on rats. Some of these findings have not been tested on humans and for the most part are experimental at best.
Even if cumin can’t treat all of those, it still is to be considered a superfood.
Cumin is high in iron thus helping with menstrual cycles and anemia. It can be used as a laxative thus helping to clean out the body or prevent diarrhea. It is helpful with digestion thus useful for irritable bowel syndrome, bloating, gas, and a list of other health problems related to your digestive system.
The list can go on, but I won’t subject you to reading it all. As for Jeera tea, you will need to take it once a day for two weeks to feel a definite change in your body.
I added ginger to mine to make it closer to a taste I like. You don’t have to add any ginger at all. Also if you have cumin ground, you can use that instead of cumin seeds
Note of Caution
Cumin may lower blood sugar levels in diabetics and may also slow blood clotting. It is not advised for people with bleeding disorders.
Cumin may cause miscarriage in those pregnant or who may become pregnant.
Excess use of cumin may cause heartburn, kidney, and liver damage.
It may lower the testosterone levels in men, causing infertility.
1 tsp of cumin seeds
1tsp of ginger chopped
3 cups of water
- In a large pot bring the water to a boil.
- Add the cumin seeds and ginger, letting it boil for 5-10 minutes or more depending on how strong you want it.
- Remove from heat and let it cool
- Strain the cumin seeds off and leave for later.
- You can drink this with a hint of honey and a slice of lemon.