‘Jeera’, as it is commonly known, can be found in every Indian household. And no typical ‘tadka’ is complete without it. But why is it so essential? And what are its benefits? Here’s more on this super spice…
Good for your gut
Jeera is your go-to for gastro problems; be it bloating or acidity or indigestion. It is like a natural painkiller, which cures stomachache and abdominal pain in no time.
Promotes lactation during pregnancy
For all the moms-to-be, jeera can help boost the secretion of milk from the mammary glands, thus boosting lactation. Also, it helps build strength postpartum, aid digestion during this time as well as ease a lot of other pregnancy-related problems. Win-win, we say.
It helps decrease diabetes
Cumin stimulates the production of insulin in the body, thus, keeping the blood sugar levels in check. Regular intake can significantly maintain this level and stop sugar levels from spiking.
It brings down blood pressure
Jeera is among the very few foods that have a high potassium content in it; something that the body basically relies on for proper functioning. It helps negate the side-effects of salt and thus keeps your blood pressure in check.
Aids in treating anaemia
Sadly, anemia has become a very common problem today. It stems due to the lack of iron in one’s body. The good news is that jeera is loaded with iron. Have it daily and you’ll see the difference for yourself.
For healthy skin and hair
The benefits of cumin go beyond illnesses. The high amount of potassium, calcium, and manganese in it rejuvenates your skin making it soft and supple. It also fights free radicals and prevents premature aging. Along with this, the protein, fat, and carbohydrates in jeera promote hair growth and nourishes it.
Now, these benefits are lucrative, but how does one reap them? Try these…
Make Jeera Water:
Bring some water to boil and add a teaspoon of jeera to it. Let it brew to a good 3-5 minutes. Allow it to cool down and consume it on an empty stomach.
Make a Jeera Face Pack:
Mix a pinch of turmeric with jeera water. Leave it on for a couple of minutes, then wash off with water. Do this for that instant skin glow.