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Drinking Jeera (Cumin) Water for Good Health Benefits

Updated on July 7, 2017

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 2 years ago

      You can eat jeera raw.

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      Bina makhija 2 years ago

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

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      Sanjay 2 years ago

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

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      Sanjay.Naik. 2 years ago


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      lex123 2 years ago

      Yes, no harm in drinking without straining.

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      dixit 2 years ago

      Can it be drunk without straining jeers after boiling ?

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      rms 2 years ago


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      preeti 2 years ago

      Is really jeera warm water help to loss wait

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      lex123 2 years ago

      Yes, very true. Thank you for the comment.

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      Rajesh 2 years ago

      Jeera water help us our digestion

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      lex123 2 years ago

      Usually jeera seeds will be added in many dishes.

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      ram. hyderabad 2 years ago

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

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      lex123 3 years ago

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

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      huma 3 years ago

      Is there any side effects of using zeera warm water daily

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      hemanath 3 years ago

      zeera help to stomac problem

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      Hariom 4 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.

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      zaara 4 years ago

      Jeera is very helpful in digestion

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      heera 4 years ago

      Is jeera is harm for whom want to concieve a baby

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      Be Natural 4 years ago

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

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      Albyraj 4 years ago

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

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      FAKHRI 5 years ago


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      munir 5 years ago

      it could be beter but side efects are not clear .

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      alwyn fernandes 5 years ago

      i want to is jeera loses the weight

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      syed 5 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..

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      muskan 5 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

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      annu 5 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.

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      bandhavi 5 years ago

      tnx to knw the benefits of jeera water.

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      thereluctantindian 5 years ago

      @genx: strain means to filter.

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      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 6 years ago

      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.

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      GenX 6 years ago

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

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      benX 6 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 6 years ago

      I haven't heard of its weight loss properties.

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      ratna 6 years ago

      is zeera help in waight loss