The cumin tea, which is often used as a spice in world cuisine, is a valuable plant that is often consumed due to medicinal and aromatic properties and has many benefits to health.
Cumin, which is a plant grown and used in the Far East especially in China and India, is also grown in eastern Anatolia and Mediterranean regions in our country.
Herbal tea with tiny fruits in whole or powdered form is used in the making of tincture as well as in dishes for strong aromatic smell and taste. It is also used in the making of some cheeses in Europe.
What is a Cumin?
The Latin name of cumin, a plant belonging to the family parsley (Apiaceae), is Cuminum cyminum. Branching on their erect stems, cumin plant gives thread-like fragmentary and glabrous leaves. Its umbrella-shaped flowers have 3-5 stems and are usually white or pink in color.
Its angular and oval-shaped fruits are about 4-5 mm tall. These fruits, used as spices, ripen and harvest in July. It has an intense, flavored smell due to the constant and essential oils, tannins and resins in the contents of the fruits.
18 Best Health Benefits Of Cumin Tea
- Rich in vitamins A, B2, B3, B6, B9 (Folate), B12, C, E, K.
- Contains plenty of calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, sodium and zinc.
- Appetizing. Cumin tea before meals relaxes the stomach.
- Cumin tea helps to relieve indigestion by regulating digestive system and preventing problems such as bloating and gas. It removes the gas in the stomach and intestines.
- It has calming properties. By calming the nerves, it helps to reduce dizziness, tremors, tension and pain caused by sudden nerve attacks.
- It helps to remove excess water from the body with diuretic feature and thus eliminates bloating and discomfort due to payment.
- Supports the production of milk in breastfeeding women with the effect of edema. It is also known that supports milk glands in the breast and increases milk release thanks to a substance called thymol. It also meets nutritional needs of nursing mothers by means of iron and calcium sources.
- Helps to remove irregularities in the menstrual cycle and is also effective in reducing bloating and pain during menstrual period due to effect of edema removal.
- It has the ability to balance low blood sugar. Studies on experimental animals showed that risk of hypoglycemia and diabetes was reduced in animals fed regularly with cumin seeds.
- Helps reduce complaints in cases such as asthma, bronchitis.
- It supports hair and skin health thanks to its vitamins and minerals. Hair loss, dandruff, weak and lifeless hair, skin rashes, acne and similar problems are very effective in the elimination and Prevention.
- It is effective against psoriasis.
- It is effective against anemia due to its characteristic of being a natural store of iron. It supports the structures of the body that allow oxygen to be transported to the cells.
- Cumin tea, which has high antioxidant properties thanks to vitamins contains, provides protection against cancer and is effective in reducing effects of aging. It strengthens immune system.
- It is effective against insomnia problem. Both because of regulates digestive system and soothes nervous system, it makes easier to switch to sleep and get a deeper, more efficient sleep.
- It is effective in eliminating problems related to hemeroid (hemorrhoids) disease. It prevents the development of the hemeroid, especially by preventing constipation.
- Essential oils in the structure of cumin plant also act against viral infections. Consuming cumin tea, especially in cases such as colds, colds, flu, accelerates the healing process of these diseases.
- It gives vitality and fitness to the body with stimulating feature. Helps to concentrate and gather attention. The mind is opener.
How to Prepared Cumin Tea?
To benefit from its medicinal effects, cumin tea is prepared as follows: a teaspoon of cumin seeds, a glass of boiled water is left into the lid, cover and infuse for 10 minutes.
When the seeds are crushed in a mortar, effect will increase. After filtering, it can optionally be flavored with a teaspoon of honey.
Cumin Tea Recipes
• Cumin Tea Recipe For Indigestion: One teaspoon of fennel, one teaspoon of anise, two teaspoons of cumin is added into a cup of boiled water and mixture is left to infuse for 10 minutes. Drink a glass of this mixture after meals or before sleeping, balancing digestive system relaxes the body.
• Cumin Tea For Colds Directions: One teaspoon of echinacea, one teaspoon of sage, one teaspoon of linden, one cinnamon stick, two pieces of ginger, two pieces of turmeric, one teaspoon of hibiscus and one teaspoon of cumin 2 cups of boiled water is added and the mixture is covered and allowed to infuse for 10 minutes.
It can be consumed by sweetening with a teaspoon of honey or a slice of lemon after has been drained. This mixture helps to reduce symptoms of common cold, as well as strengthen immune system.
Side Effects Of Cumin Tea
x It is recommended that pregnant women do not consume cumin tea because of has a stimulating effect on the uterus muscles.
x People with digestive system disorders or diseases such as ulcers, gastritis, colitis should always consult a specialist before starting to consume cumin tea.
x Long-term use may cause side effects such as dizziness, vomiting. Therefore, cumin tea should not be consumed regularly for more than 10 days.
x Cumin tea used in menstrual period should be used with caution as may increase menstrual bleeding in some people.