Is Cumin seed water effective for weight loss? A hoax or helpful remedy.

Cumin water is an effortless and on-hand recipe if you want to include cumin seeds in your diet. Cumin water is very beneficial for various health issues like digestive problems, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, spiked sugar level, etc.

Cumin seeds water for weight loss
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cumin seed water for weight loss. a hoax or useful remedy.

We have tried different concoctions, diets, superfoods, detox teas, and drinks on the journey for weight loss. These days, Cumin seeds, especially cumin seed water, are making news in the field of weight loss in western countries. Cumin is a spice renowned for its culinary use for a long time. However, it does have a lot of therapeutic benefits. Many people use cumin seeds water for weight loss and a healthy digestive system.

Cumin seed water is an effortless and on-hand recipe if you want to include cumin seeds in your diet. In addition, cumin water is very beneficial for various health issues like digestive problems, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, spiked sugar level, etc.

Cumin water has a salty and earthly taste that can boost your digestion in the morning and, with a good exercise routine, benefits a lot in weight loss.

The science behind cumin seeds water for weight loss.

Some research shows that cumin can help pancreatic secretion enzymes essential for proper digestion and assimilating the nutrients. In addition, cumin seeds consist of Apigenin and Luteolin. These antioxidants help in weight loss.

Cumin is also an excellent iron source that plays a significant part in critical enzyme systems for energy production and metabolism, which helps eliminate fat from the body. (1)

Cumin water also helps relieve water retention, bloating, and constipation, which is the primary reason for weight gain.

Cultural roots of cumin seeds.

Cumin is called Jeeraka in Sanskrit. Jeeraka is derived from Jeerna, which is the Sanskrit word for digestion. So the literal meaning of Jeeraka is to aid digestion. In Ayurveda, Jeera / Cumin seeds are considered an important spice for overall digestive health. This is because it stimulates the body’s digestive fire and improves digestion.

Cumin is a native spice to Egypt. But it is a commonly used & a staple herb in Indian, Mexican, middle eastern food cultures. In ancient Rome, cumin was considered as the symbol of frugality and greed(2)

Benefits of cumin seeds

Rich iron source

Cumin seed contains antioxidants, such as coumarins flavonoids which are good for overall health. In addition, cumin seeds are an excellent source of Iron; as we know, Iron is essential for healthy red blood cell formation and its capacity to transport oxygen all over the body. One tablespoon of cumin provides 18-19% of the body’s iron requirement daily.           

Antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.

Cumin seed contains various compounds known for their antioxidants properties, such as coumarins, flavonoids, terpenes, phenols, alkaloids. They protect our bodies from harmful free radicals.

Due to its antioxidant property, cumin is good for our skin and hair.

Cumin can prevent cancer

Cumin seed’s anti-carcinogenic properties make them an excellent candidate to prevent cancer. Cumin consists of many antioxidants, plant compounds, and liver detoxification enzymes. In addition, some studies show that cumin can slow the multiplication of cancerous cells.

Weight loss

Cumin consists of thymol, which is helpful for detoxification. It is a stimulate that promotes the working process of digestive juices and enzymes. Cumin can help lose that extra fat around your love handles and treat abdominal bloating caused by water retention and gas formation.

Irritable bowel syndrome

Cumin seeds can ease IBS or Irritable bowel syndrome symptoms, cramps, diarrhea, nausea, bloating, spasms.

Cumin helps to manage cholesterol levels.

Cumin has a compound that contains hypolipidemic properties. Hypolipidemic properties help the body to maintain cholesterol levels(2)

A glass of water with a spoon full of cumin seeds above it. Cumin seeds water for weight loss
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How to prepare the cumin water drink.


  1. 1 tablespoon of cumin seeds
  2. 1 glass of water.


  1. Soak one tablespoon of cumin seeds into one glass of water (room temperature) for 6-8 hours at night.
  2. In the morning, heat this water upto lukewarm temperature in saucepan.
  3. Strain the cumin seeds and drink it on an empty stomach.

How to make cumin tea

Ingredients –

  1. 1 cup of water
  2. 1 tablespoon of cumin seeds
  3. 1 teaspoon of grounded turmeric or raw turmeric.
  4. Pinch of black pepper.

Process –

  1. Boil 1 cup of water.
  2. Add cumin seeds and turmeric, allowing it to simmer for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Turn off the heat
  4. Add black pepper.
  5. Please keep it aside to cool down
  6. Strain in a cup and enjoy your cumin tea.

Turmeric tea is also the best option for maintaining healthy body weight.
Note – Avoid cumin seeds if you are on blood-thinning medicine or pregnant.

Side effects of cumin

Cumin is generally considered the safest herb or spice. But still, it has some adverse effects on the human body.

  • Cumin can reduce the testosterone level in men. Large amount of cumin can affect their fertility.
  • Cumin can induce miscarriage. Pregnant women should take care and use cumin with caution within a limit.

Some facts about cumin seeds.

  1. Cumin seeds are the dried fruit that comes from a small herbaceous plant of the Apiaceae family.
  2. Cumin seeds look oblong, longitudinally ridged, and yellow-brown in color.
  3. In some cultures, cumin seeds are used for abortion.
  4. Try to buy whole cumin seeds, and for a fresh taste, use mortar and pestle to grind it before using.

Try to include cumin water in your morning ritual every once in a while. Don’t forget to moderate exercise and have a balanced diet for a fit and healthy body.

You may love to read about this. So why is turmeric a super herb?

What is your favorite herb? Do you like cumin tea, and how was your experience? Please share with me in the comment section.

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