We use Cumin (Jeera) for almost all indian food – curries, gravy, stuffed chapattis, rice mixes etc, but I never learned the power of cumin until one day, I read this article. I was looking for a cure for a hair growth & heat boils on my skin, and suddenly read that the little spice is filled with iron, vitamin E & C; and is an anti-carcinogenic, antibacterial & antioxidant agent because of other ingredients found in it. It also has properties that cool & clear the system.
Here’s how I have started using Cumin:
- Cumin Tea: Boil 4 cups of water with 2 TSP of Cumin seeds; Drink hot, warm or cool throughout the day.
- Cumin Infused water: Add 2 TSP of Cumin seeds in 1 Liter of water and let it soak overnight. As you drink up the water, you can refill the bottle for unto 2 days.
- Cumin infused Oil: Add 1 TSP of ground Cumin seeds in 2 TBSP of Coconut Oil & use on Hair, Face & Body for an Anti-bacterial rub & wash off after 20 min
- Cumin Pack: Add 1 TSP of ground Cumin seeds with water to apply on Wounds / Bruises & Cuts to speed the healing process
- Of course in Jeera Rice/Pulao, Jeera Daal, Jeera Powder, Jeera Lassi etc.