15 Surprising Benefits of Cumin Seeds (Jeera) for Health, Skin, and Hairs

Benefits of cumin

Ever wondered how ‘cumin’ or ‘jeera’ as popularly known in India can improve your life? Well spices are very important when it comes to preparing any dish as they help in adding flavors and India is very popular for the variety of spices but cumin has a lot of benefits.

 Cumin is a seeds of the leafy plant Cuminum cyminum that grows in China, India, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean region. It is a well-known and popular spice in India and is used in almost all dishes. Apart from adding amazing flavor, cumin has a number of health benefits. So let’s know the other benefits of cumin in detail.

Benefits of Cumin Seeds

Below is the list of health benefits of jeera or cumin seeds. There are more cumin benefits than listed here. You can include cumin in your daily diet in any form.

Benefits of Cumin Seeds for Weight Loss

1. Weight Loss Treatment with Cumin Tea

Cumin cuts down the carving and feeling of hungriness. Therefore, you can take jeera tea to lose weight. This will help in reducing weight. This is one of the great health benefits of cumin tea. With increasing metabolism this cumin tea reduces weight.

Just add 1 tablespoon of jeera to a glass of water and boil it for 10 min. Drink this water after every meal or 4-5 times a day. This jeera tea will increase your metabolism and help you in losing weight.

Skin Benefits of cumin seeds (jeera)

2. Anti-aging benefits

As mentioned earlier cumin contains a high amount of vitamin E in it so helps in slowing down the aging process. A slower aging process means fewer premature aging symptoms which makes your skin look younger. The application of cumin on the face reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This is one of the great cumin benefits that people barely know.

3. Cure itchiness

If you are suffering from itching or generation of excessive body heat then cumin seeds can help you. Boil some cumin seed in water and then when the water cools down take bath using this water. These are the health benefits of cumin water to cure itchiness.

4. Treating burning sensation

If you are having a sudden burning sensation in your palm or sole, drinking cumin water will reduce the burning sensation to a great extent. Just boil cumin seed in water for 10 min and drink this water 2-3 times a day.

5. Treatment of skin disorder

Cumin contains a high amount of vitamin E which makes our skin healthy and glowing. Cumin oil is anti-fungal in nature and thus helps in curing fungal infection. Applying cumin oil on pimples, boils and other skin problems helps in the quick healing process.

You can add a pinch of cumin seed powder to your regular face mask to make it extra useful and beneficial for treating other skin problems. It is also a good source of dietary fiber and helps in the cleaning and removal of toxins process.

6. Get glowing skin with cumin face mask

Using a cumin face mask on your face regularly will surely give your skin a healthy glow. Mix cumin and turmeric powder in a 3:1 ratio and apply it to your face as a face mask. If you have sunburns you can add yogurt to it and then apply. After applying this face mask on your face, let it dry for 15-20 minutes and then wash off with water. The benefit of cumin powder as a mask is to give glowing skin.

Benefits of Cumin Seeds for Hairs:

7. Hair loss treatment

Cumin is also beneficial for our hair. It helps in reducing hair fall and baldness. Mix cumin seed in olive oil or coconut oil and heat the mixture for some time. Let the mixture cool down and then strain it to remove the seeds. Massage your scalp with this oil before taking a shower. You can also keep this oil in your hair overnight for best results. Apply this oil 2-3 times a week. Cumin seeds mix with methi seeds gives extra benefits in hair loss treatment.

Read more: Aloe Vera hair masks for shiny hairs.

8. Get long and shiny hair

Cumin can also make your hair look shiny and long. For this, boil some cumin seed in water till the water gets half of the quantity taken. Allow it to cool and strain it. Take an egg yolk. Mix both the ingredients well and apply them to your entire hair.

For additional benefit, you can also add a spoon of olive oil to it and then mix all the ingredients together. Let this mixture sit on your hair for 30-40 minutes before you take bath and then wash off with your regular shampoo.

Here is the list of shampoos that helps in controlling hair loss.

Health Benefits of Cumin Seeds:

9. For Acidity and Bloating

The benefit of drinking cumin water daily is to reduce the burning sensation in the stomach. You can prepare same jeera water mentioned above and drink it to treat acidity or bloating. 

10. Treating asthma

Not only cumin is beneficial for our hair and skin, it is also having health benefits. Cumin contains Thymoquinone which helps in reducing inflammation and other problems that lead to asthma.

11. Maintaining Immunity System

High immunity power is very important for our body and cumin helps in maintaining the immunity system. Cumin contains anti-oxidants and it helps in fighting free radicals and impurities and thus protects our body. As it helps in making our body immune, it protects our body from several diseases.

12. Promotes Lactation During Pregnancy

The jeera promotes lactation and helps in the secretion of milk from the mammary glands during pregnancy. Drinking one glass of jeera water keeps a baby and mom healthy.

13. Helps in Digestion

Cumin seeds increases the activity of digestive enzyme that leads in speeding up digestion. This way Cumun seed helps in digestion.

14. Anti-inflammatory properties

Cumin Seeds has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that helps in reducing pain and inflammation.

15. Boosts memory

 Cumin help in stimulating central nervous system to be more effective which leads to sharper memory and greater control over your limbs.

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This is the list of some of the health benefits of cumin. We can clearly say that cumin has a number of health benefits and is essential for our skin, hair, and body. If you don’t have time for making all these efforts. Just drink cumin water daily. Only cumin water benefits a lot. So, include cumin (jeera) in your daily diet and share your experience with us in the comments section below.

How to include cumin in your diet?

Jeera Water Recipe For Weight Loss:

Drinking Jeera water at any time of the day can cure many problems. It especially helps in reducing weight. Therefore, include jeera water in your daily routine and see the changes in your health.

How to make Jeera water?
  • For making cumin water, all you need to do is to add one teaspoon of cumin seeds to 4 liters of water and then boil it.
  • Next, remove the water from heat and let it cool.
  • Switch regular water with this water and drink it whenever you feel thirsty. 

Cumin Tea Recipe:

This cumin tea is as easy as making a black tea.

How to prepare cumin tea:

Prepare cumin tea by boiling 1tablespoon of cumin seeds in 1 glass of water for 10 minutes. Take this cumin tea 3 to 5 times a day.

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