Cumin is a warm, rich spice used extensively spice used extensively in traditional Indian and North African cooking. It is high in antioxidants and believed to be helpful in jump-starting the metabolism. Cumin seeds are used in a beverage called Jeera Water which may aid in digestion and weight loss, as well as improving skin and hair health and detoxifying the body. Cumin is rich in essential minerals.
2 cups water
1 heaping tsp cumin seeds
Combine water and cumin in a sauce pan, then boil until liquid is reduced by half. Remove from heat, strain out the seeds, and you're all set. You can drink it warm or cool, and Jeera water may be stored in the refrigerator to consume later. Many people make a habit of drinking a glass of Jeera water in the mornings to detoxify and invigorate.