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The Many Benefits Of Cumin Seeds by adeabdul2(m): 4:44pm On Oct 09, 2019
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Cumin Seeds

Cumin is usually purchased in the form of whole dried seeds or as ground powder. It is used in cooking and in traditional medicine as it is famous for its digestive, immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory properties.

In Cooking:
Cumin takes your dish to another level when using it as a seasoning. It is a typical ingredient in many spice blends, such as curry powder. Cumin is a staple spice in many cuisines, especially Mexican, Indian, African, and Asian.

What Are The Benefits Of Cumin Seeds?
Cumin seeds are an excellent digestive aid. They reduce bloating and gas. Drinking cumin water might help you lose body weight. These seeds can maintain the blood cholesterol levels too.

1. Aid Digestion
Traditional medicine vouches for the carminative property of cumin seeds. It uses ginger, celery seed, thyme, anise, and fennel, along with cumin to relieve flatulence and bloating.

2. Promote Weight Loss
Exercise and suitable diet plans may accelerate the weight loss process. And using Cumin as a supporting herbal medicine has shown positive results because it is a traditional remedy for weight loss.

How to Use Cumin for Weight Loss
Consuming cumin and lime may reduce appetite and increase lipolysis. A clinical study revealed that cumin-lime administration for 8 weeks reduced the BMI (body mass index) and total cholesterol levels in the subjects.

Eating cumin powder (about 3 g/day) with yogurt post meals for 3 months reduced the waist circumference in obese women. It increased HDL levels and cut down the fat mass.

3. Possess Anti-Inflammatory Properties
Cumin essential oil is an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-allergic agent. It has active phytochemicals that bring about these effects.

Hence, cumin is often added to the anti-inflammatory diet (AID) regimens. Along with spices like turmeric, ginger, rosemary, clove, etc., cumin seeds can relieve several inflammatory disorders.

4. Control Cholesterol Levels

5. Helps Manage Diabetes

What Are The Different Ways To Take Cumin?

You can add ground cumin seed powder to curries, stews, and sauces. Cumin water is effective for weight loss, boosting immunity, and cleaning your gut.

How to make Cumin Water

You can make cumin water by boiling or soaking the seeds.

Method 1: Boiling
Add 1.5 liters of drinking water to a boiling pot.
Add 2 teaspoons of cumin seeds to the water.
Turn the heat on (high flame) and boil the contents for about 20 minutes.
Turn off the heat and keep the pot aside to cool down.
Strain the cumin water into serving cups or bottles.
Your cumin water is ready!

Method 2: Soaking
Add a teaspoon of cumin to a glass of drinking water.
Leave the seeds overnight to soak.
The next morning, discard the seeds and drink the water on an empty stomach.
You can replace bottles of regular water with cumin water. Try adding cinnamon or lime juice to this drink to make it tastier.

Cumin might interact with other drugs so do not take along with other medications such as anticoagulants (blood thinners), and hypoglycemic (anti-diabetic) drugs.
Not for pregnant women

The most common traditional use of cumin is for indigestion.
Is a Rich Source of Iron.
Contains Beneficial Plant Compounds.
May Help With Diabetes.
May Improve Blood Cholesterol.
May Promote Weight Loss and Fat Reduction.
May Prevent Food-Borne Illnesses.
May Help With Drug Dependence.
May help in treating digestive, lung, and liver disorders.
Contains carminative, stimulant, antiseptic, and anti-hypertensive agents.

Re: The Many Benefits Of Cumin Seeds by Naijaarchive(m): 4:45pm On Oct 09, 2019

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