Besides its culinary uses, cumin is an aromatic spice that is known for its medicinal properties since ancient times. It does add an amazing flavour to the dishes, but apart from it, it has some really amazing health, hair and skin benefits! Cumin is best used in liquid form- Cumin water; both internally and externally.
Here is how to make Cumin water:
Add a teaspoon of cumin seeds to a glass of water and bring it to a boil. Once the water turns brown, turn off the gas and cover the vessel. Allow the decoction to cool down to room temperature. If you want the tea to be a little mild (while consuming), you can add some cumin seeds to a glass of boiling hot water and cover it. Let it steep and then decant the water.
Here are the top benefits using cumin water:
Cumin supports healthy prenatal development in pregnant women. It is also believed to make childbirth easier, and improves the milk supply of nursing mothers. Because it is so rich in iron, cumin is also a healthy herb for women of all ages during their menstrual cycle.
Cumin seeds improve digestion and relieve many common digestive ailments, including flatulence (gas), bloating, diarrhoea, nausea and indigestion. Cumin is believed to aid digestion by stimulating the production of pancreatic enzymes.
MAY REDUCE CANCER RISK
It is very effective against the cancer and prevents from the colon, stomach, liver and breast cancer as it contains the variety of anti-carcinogenic agents such as thymol, dithymoquinone, thymoquinone, thymohydroquinone and anti-oxidants like eugenol and limonene.
Cumin seeds have been proved highly effective for treating insomnia. Normally, for taking care of sleeping disorders, cumin tea with banana is considered amazingly beneficial.
Cumin seeds are an effective remedy for the treatment of renal cramps, and are also beneficial for maintaining the strength of kidney.
No one like seeing strands of hair left on the floor or their hair brush after daily combing! The cumin water saves you from this heart breaking moment. This water is one of the best hair growth stimulator and makes the hair follicles strong and promotes longevity. This in the long run ensures strong and healthy hair roots. Use it as a last hair rinse or hair mask.
Cumin water is a great stimulant, carminative, antioxidant and diuretic. It is often used for many scalp treatments to get rid of dandruff. It not only helps you get rid of dandruff but prevents it from coming back. Mist cumin water on scalp after every hair wash.
OVERALL HAIR TEXTURE
Regular consumption of cumin water/tea helps you maintain healthy hair. It makes hair follicles strong, treats scalp infections, split ends and adds lustre making hair healthy. Use it as a mask and last rinse rinse.
Occurrence of boils indicates the accumulation of toxic substances in the body. Regular usage of cumin in your food along with regular consumption of cumin water/tea helps in keeping your skin free from boils, rashes, pimples etc. This is because it has components such as Cuminaldehyde, Thymol and phosphorus which are good detoxifying agents. You can also apply cumin water on boils.
Vitamin E present in cumin triggers the anti-ageing processes within the body, thus preventing pre mature ageing symptoms. It acts as an antioxidant to combat the free radicals that attack the skin and cause signs of ageing like wrinkles, age spots and sagging skin. This combination of antioxidant effect and antibacterial capacity of cumin provides you with a healthy, beautiful skin that lasts far into your old age.
Cumin water can add a nice glow to your skin when taken internally or applied externally. You can use cumin water as face toner regularly to get rid of any bumps and acne and improve the overall texture of skin. it will also help balance the sebum glands and give you a naturally glowing skin.