Benefits of Cumin Water for Weight Loss

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Drinking cumin water for weight loss may not be an obvious solution, but it is certainly one that has worked for many people in the past.

What is Cumin (Jeera) Water?

Cumin water is made by soaking cumin seeds (commonly known as jeera) in water overnight. This simple recipe has been used for thousands of years as a natural remedy for all sort of ailments, but its notable effects on weight loss are particularly interesting.

While this may sound like any other fad diet or weight-loss trick, extensive research has been carried out on the effects of this water, and the results are positive. Although the taste of this water isn’t overly appealing to some, its undeniable health benefits are very attractive. Regularly consumed in India and other Asian countries as an afternoon tonic or refreshing drink, cumin water can help you in numerous ways.

Cumin Water for Weight Loss

Cumin (jeera) water has a number of effects that can positively impact weight loss, such as reducing toxins, boosting the immune system, improving sleep, and optimizing digestion.


The various active ingredients in cumin seedsincluding cuminaldehyde, can stimulate the release of gastric and digestive juices, which speed the process of digestion, while also helping make you feel full and improving overall gastrointestinal function.

cumin water for weight loss


By reducing toxicity in the body and stimulating both the kidneys and the liver, this use of cumin for weight loss can improve metabolic function, helping burn more fat and calories.

Immune System

Cumin has a number of antioxidants that support the immune system, and when there is less strain on the body, it is able to function efficiently, including in its natural calorie-burning processes.


Some elements in cumin water also aid in sleep, which is a surprisingly important aspect of weight loss. Your body needs to rest so it avoids storing excess fat and energy, as it does while under stress.

How to Make Cumin Water?

Those who use this remedy tend to make their own cumin water at home, given how simple it is.

  • Step 1Boil 4-5 cups of water in a saucepan.
  • Step 2 – Add 2 tablespoons of whole cumin seeds to the water.
  • Step 3 – Immediately remove the pan from the heat.
  • Step 4 – Place a lid on the pan and allow it to cool to room temperature.
  • Step 5 – Drink at room temperature throughout the day for best results.
About the Author

John Staughton is a traveling writer, editor, and publisher who earned his English and Integrative Biology degrees from the University of Illinois in Champaign, Urbana (USA). He is the co-founder of a literary journal, Sheriff Nottingham, and calls the most beautiful places in the world his office. On a perpetual journey towards the idea of home, he uses words to educate, inspire, uplift and evolve.

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