Three ways to use cumin to ease gastric troubles

Cumin tea
Cumin tea. Photo: Shutterstock/Whiteaster

Consuming oily and heavily spiced foods can often lead to discomfort and other gastrointestinal issues, especially for some individuals. Symptoms like bloating and gas are common when dining out. When faced with such discomfort, turning to the trusted remedy of cumin seeds from your pantry can provide relief. Apart from aiding digestion, cumin seeds can effectively address various gastric troubles.

Cumin seeds are rich in antioxidants, which help alleviate gas troubles and acidity. The fibre content in cumin aids in preventing constipation. Moreover, cumin is beneficial for those aiming to lose weight, as it is packed with fibre, vitamins, and minerals that nourish the body, while also enhancing the flavour, aroma, and nutritional value of dishes.

Here are three ways to consume cumin seeds to ease your gastric issues:

1. Soak one teaspoon of cumin seeds in a glass of water overnight. Drink this infused water on an empty stomach the next morning. Cumin-infused water soothes the gut and prevents indigestion. Incorporating this habit into your routine can promote gut health.


2. Starting your day with a cup of cumin tea is an excellent practice. Boil half a teaspoon of cumin in one cup of water, then strain and drink while still warm. This remedy is effective against various stomach-related ailments.

3. Toast and powder cumin seeds for storage. Drinking lukewarm water mixed with half a teaspoon of cumin powder helps eliminate toxins from the stomach and improves digestion. Additionally, adding cumin powder to cooked dishes supports intestinal health.

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