Sunday, 5 October 2014

Jeera Tea/Cumin Tea/Jeeraga Kashayam

 Cumin seeds not only add taste to food but also are very beneficial for body. Also known as jeera, these cumin seeds have been extensively used in culinary preparations in the Indian subcontinent since ages. It is a rich source of iron and hence very beneficial for anaemics as well as lactating mothers and pregnant women, who tend to need iron more than others. Its a great aid in digestion and prevents indigestion, flatulence, diarrhoea, nausea and morning sickness.  For immediate relief from acidity, chew a pinch-full of raw cumin seeds. Cumin seeds have antiseptic properties and aid in curing common colds. It doesn't let cough to form and collect in the respiratory system. Since it is supposed to be hot, it dries up all the mucous.Cumin seeds help in stimulating the secretion of enzymes in the pancreas which in turn help in the absorption of nutrients also boost the power of the liver to flush out toxins from the body.

Jeera Tea/Cumin Tea/Jeeraga Kashayam

It would be beneficial to sip on a concoction of cumin seeds and water. Boil a handful of cumin seeds along with water. Drinking this water helps a lot from common colds and keeps the digestive system on track. Many South-Indian households drink only 'jeera water' instead of sipping on plain boiled water. But this jeera tea is prepared by dry roasting cumin seeds, this kashayam makes an excellent homemade remedy for acidity, gastric problem and keeps the body cool. If you have any digestive problem just prepare this kashayam and sip it,then you can see the difference.Do you know,having jeera water helps a lot during labour pain.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#45. 

Jeerage tea, Jeeraga kashayam, cumin tea

1tsp Cumin seeds
1/4tsp Rock salt
2cups Water
A drop  Ghee

Dry roast the cumin seeds,rock salt until a nice aroma comes from.

Crush the roasted cumin seeds, rock salt coarsely.

Add the water, boil it until the water gets deduce into a cup.

Filter the water, add the ghee and sip it.

19 comments:

Srividhya said...

Its so amazing to read about the benefits of cumin and pepper

Harini-Jaya R said...

Such wealth of health in our simple home remedies, Priya.. Loved this series and each one of them was an eye opener. Thanks for sharing.

Varadas Kitchen said...

Cumin is well known for its assitence aiding digestion. Good one, Priya.

Suma Gandlur said...

I thought milk would be added when you mentioned tea. :)
Would keep this tip in mind.

vaishali sabnani said...

Good to learn about the miracles of this condiment.

Sarita said...

Good home remedy.. Good to know more about cumin seeds..

Kurinji said...

healthy tea....

Shweta Agrawal said...

wow this looks so tempting:) Will surely try this out

Jayanthi Sindhiya said...

A refreshing and a healthy drink

Zoe said...

Nice and refreshing.

Veena Theagarajan said...

healthy tea.. Love it

Sathya Priya said...

Lovely healthy tea ..

Pavani N said...

Healthy & flavorful cumin flavored tea.

sneha datar said...

A healthy tea.

Srivalli said...

Your kashyam looks heavenly Priya..looks more like an exotic drink than a home remedy ..:)

Chef Mireille said...

although it might be healthy not sure I could stomach it...I think it might be very strong

Jayashree said...

I do the same thing, but without the salt. Any idea what the purpose of salt in this kashayam is?

Priya Suresh said...

Jayashree, salt is just for taste..

veena krishnakumar said...

Healthy and flavourful too