Drinking Jeera (Cumin) Water for Good Health Benefits


The Health Benefits of Drinking Jeera (Cumin Seed) Water

Drinking jeera water on a daily basis has several health benefits.

  1. According to Ayurveda, warm jeera water is helpful in strengthening our digestive system, circulatory system and balance our tri-doshas – vata, pita and kapha.
  2. Warm jeera water helps to refresh our body and flush out the toxins from the body.
  3. Jeera water contains good antiseptic properties that fights common cold and fevers.
  4. When a little ginger is mixed in jeera water, it helps to soothe a sore throat.
  5. Jeera (Cumin seeds) are highly noted for digestive disorders like atonic dyspepsia, diarrhea,biliousness, morning sickness, indigestion, malabsorption syndrome, and flatulent colic.
  6. Jeera water is also effective in inducing sleep. After taking a A teaspoon of cumin seeds and a ripe banana at night, drink jeera water to induce sleep.
  7. Cumin is said to increase the heat in the body thus making metabolism more efficient.
  8. Jeera is rich in Vitamin-E. The essential oils present in this have disinfectant and anti fungal properties, which prevents any microbial and fungal infection from affecting the skin.
  9. Cumin is rich in iron and it is highly beneficial for ladies, especially those who are pregnant, or lactating mothers.
  10. Also helpful for the burning sensation of the palms and soles.

Cumin Seeds: Other Names

Indian: jeera, jeraka, jira, zeera, zira, sufaid

Malay: jintan puteh

Indonesian: jinten

French: cumin

Arabic: kammun, kemouyn

German: Kreuzkümmel, Romische Kümmel

Spanish: comino

Italian: cumino

Jeera Water

How to Prepare Jeera Water

For a regular drink:

  1. Add 1 tsp of jeera in 4 liters of water and boil it.
  2. After boiling it, remove it from the stove and keep it covered.
  3. Drink whenever you need water and also after the food.
  4. It is more beneficial if you can drink it warm.

In Kerala, the land of ayurveda, jeera water is a regular drink in many of the houses. Instead of drinking just boiled water, a bit of jeera is added to the water, bringing good flavour and health.

For a medicinal drink:

  1. Add 1 tsp. of jeera to 1 glass of water and boil it well.
  2. Strain the cumin seeds and drink the water.
  3. For intestinal disorders, 1 tsp. of lime juice can be added to the water as well.

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The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your physician or health care provider before taking any home remedies.

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lex123 17 months ago Author

You can eat jeera raw.

Bina makhija 17 months ago

Is Jeera can eaten raw?? Is there any harm. In eating it as raw.?

Sanjay 18 months ago

Sir jeera sounf aur sabut dhaniya ko pani me ubaal le aur phir chaan kar subah khali pat piye.

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lex123 20 months ago Author

Yes, no harm in drinking without straining.

dixit 20 months ago

Can it be drunk without straining jeers after boiling ?

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preeti 21 months ago

Is really jeera warm water help to loss wait

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lex123 22 months ago Author

Yes, very true. Thank you for the comment.

Rajesh 22 months ago

Jeera water help us our digestion

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lex123 2 years ago Author

Usually jeera seeds will be added in many dishes.

ram. hyderabad 2 years ago

Is zeera seeds can be eaten raw.does it have any side effect.?

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lex123 2 years ago Author

I don't think so. We drink jeera water daily from years together.

huma 2 years ago

Is there any side effects of using zeera warm water daily

hemanath 3 years ago

zeera help to stomac problem

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Hariom Singhal 3 years ago from INDIA (Haryana) SAMPLA

If we drink jeera water it boost sexual power.Add half teaspoon in a glass of water and boil it.drink this water after eating. drink warm jeera water.It is also helpful in acidity.

zaara 3 years ago

Jeera is very helpful in digestion

heera 3 years ago

Is jeera is harm for whom want to concieve a baby

Be Natural 4 years ago

Foods we are eating daily have got many interesting features and health benefits.

Albyraj 4 years ago

Not heard of helping weight loss. Its helpful for digestive disorders .. the article good and very informative.

FAKHRI 4 years ago


munir 4 years ago

it could be beter but side efects are not clear .

alwyn fernandes 4 years ago

i want to is jeera loses the weight

syed 4 years ago


some one has told me drink jeera water for weight loss ..i have not tried yet but will try soon ...boil 2 cup of water with 1tsp or 1tbs of jeera when 1 cup of water remains strain the jeera seeds drink it in the morning with empty stomach and when ever you want..

muskan 4 years ago

a mixture of cumin seeds (zeera),coriander seeds(dhania) n saunf powder boiled in water ( abt a glass ful) nd taken empty stomach keeps acidity away n gives a pimple free skin

annu 4 years ago

add zeera,cumin seeds nd saunf n make powder out of this. add this mixture to a glass of water nd boil it. strain it nd drink. this helps 2 purify blood nd makes skin pimple free. this also helps in digestion n keeps acidity @ bay.

bandhavi 4 years ago

tnx to knw the benefits of jeera water.

thereluctantindian 5 years ago

@genx: strain means to filter.

preeti 5 years ago

zeera water is very helpful for losing weight, i had loss 6 kg weight in 20days,

advice for those who want to loss weight faster (use warm zeera water in morning empty stomach)

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lex123 5 years ago Author

GenX, after boiling water with cummin seeds, remove the seeds using a strainer. Or it can even just pour out carefully into another vessel,avoiding the cummin seeds from falling out, and drink the water whenever you feel like drinking.

GenX 5 years ago

Strain the cummin seeds means >??? please help me out !!! :( please !!!

benX 5 years ago

can anyone tell me that how to make jeera water medicinal drinking >> plz in hindi as i didn't got its 2 point in english .. plz reply soon !!!

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lex123 5 years ago Author

I haven't heard of its weight loss properties.

ratna 5 years ago

is zeera help in waight loss

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