10 Healthy Reasons to Eat “Zeera” Daily (Cumin)

Anam Shahid May 21 2016
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Cumin (otherwise called zeera) is a heavenly zest that is used to season an assortment of dishes. You may not understand how regularly you eat it, however, it is always an unavoidable ingredient in Pakistani dishes, be it Pulao, curry or even Raita.

Besides being a delightful herb, zeera has various medical advantages that make it a must for your herb rack at home. This article will have you to add a dash of cumin to your normal cooking plan, and give you a few thoughts regarding how you can do as such!

1. It’s Excellent for Digestion and Stomach Issues

The smell of zeera has been appeared to invigorate the salivary organs and set up the body for the absorption process. Cumin is also an extraordinary carminative – so it eases bloating and gassy form ups – and it also flushes out toxins. Several spoonful’s of cumin are an excellent remedy to stay away from uneasy, irritating stomach throbs. Boil 1 teaspoon cumin seeds in 1 glass water to make a tea.

2. Avoids Anemia and Iron Deficiency

Cumin is also a rich source of iron. 100 grams of zeera contains 66 milligrams of iron. Just a two or three spoonful of cumin gives all of the iron you require for the day and energizes the production of red platelets, the exchange of oxygen around the body and reducing the symptoms of iron deficiency and conditions like sickliness, exhaustion, dizziness, decreased cognitive function and loss of energy.

3. It’s Great if You want to Lose Weight!

Research has demonstrated that just one spoonful of cumin a day can help encourage weight loss and decrease body fat. Eat a bowl of yogurt sprinkled with a spoonful of zeera after the meal.

4. Ease with the Sleep

A good digestion helps induce a sound sleep. Zeera helps with both of these.  Cumin contains large amounts of the substance melatonin, which directs sleep cycles. If you are a restless person, or somebody who battles to get a good night’s rest, then consuming zeera as a component of your dinner can help. Add a spoonful of zeera with some mashed bananas before bed, as bananas help the melatonin work better. The blend will help you build up a dozing design when utilized consistently, however, is non-addictive not at all like some dozing pills.

5. For Respiratory Disorders

Cumin is ideal for those suffering from respiratory disorders such as Bronchitis, Asthma,  etc.

6. Helps Combat Common Cold

The regular cold is an unavoidable viral infection. Cumin, however, is rich in Vitamin C and has anti-fungal properties, these help cure cold and other respiratory problems.

7. It Helps Prevent Diabetes

Zeera helps lower blood sugar levels and thus, helps maintain proper blood sugar levels in the body. This is a great boon for people suffering from Diabetes. Prepare a warming and soothing cumin tea by boiling zeera in water. Allow it to steep for 8 to 10 minutes. Strain and sip.

8. Treatment of Burning Sensation

Drinking zeera water can relieve the burning sensation of the soles and the palms.

  1. Add 1 teaspoon of zeera to 4 liters of water and boil.
  2. Remove it from the heat and keep it covered.
  3. You can drink this water whenever you feel thirsty as well as after your meals.
  4. Drink it warm to reap its amazing benefits.

9. Anti-aging Benefits

Vitamin E present in zeera triggers the anti-ageing processes within the body, thus preventing pre-mature ageing symptoms. It acts as an antioxidant and prevents signs of ageing such as wrinkles, sagging skin and age-spots. This combination of antioxidant and antibacterial properties of cumin provide you with a healthy, beautiful skin.

10. Cures Itchiness and Body Heat

If you are suffering from skin itchiness and body heat, add some zeera in boiling water. Once it is cooled, take a bath with that water. You’ll feel refreshed.

Share this information with those you care and help them reap the many benefits of Zeera.

 

Anam Shahid

Anam Shahid:

Anam has always been fond of writing and fiddling with words which allows her to not only express herself but pass them beyond. Graduating as a media student at ICMS, creativity comes to her pieces on its own.