Surely you know cumin. This spice from Egypt became popular in the Indian subcontinent, Middle East and Mexico – and is well known here in Brazil too. Its most common use is still in cooking, but cumin seeds offer many health benefits that are not always used correctly. For example, the best way to obtain these health benefits is drinking cumin tea , also called cumin broth.
Benefits of Cumin Tea
- It promotes detoxification of the body.
- It can be used in treatments for digestive disorders.
- It can boost the proper functioning of the liver.
- It has important antiseptic properties.
- It is rich in iron, thymol, phosphorus and vitamin E.
- It stimulates the secretion of enzymes from the pancreas, increasing the body’s ability to absorb important nutrients from the food consumed.
- If taken in large amounts, it can act as a powerful laxative.
- As it is antifungal and antimicrobial, it is a good home remedy for healing anal tract injuries.
- It has a substance that activates the salivary glands, which activates primary digestion and acts directly on the digestive tract.
- It boosts bile secretions, improving digestion.
- Eliminates gases .
- It has natural stimulants that help the body relieve bronchitis and asthma. In addition to being an expectorant, it promotes the process of coughing and spitting.
- It is one of the best home remedies for acute abdominal pain or cramps, especially in children.
- It helps in the treatment of urinary tract infection and because it is rich in iron, it also helps in the treatment of anemia.
- It works in the treatment of insomnia and other sleep disorders.
- As it is rich in vitamin E, it is indicated to strengthen hair and improve the skin – its oil can even be used to treat fungi, insect bites, cure colds and stimulate memory.
- It cures sore throat and decreases the frequency of hiccups.
- It has anti-cancer properties.
As you can see, cumin offers many and varied benefits. However, not everyone can consume it: in essence, children should not use it, as they may have seizures; there are reports that cumin stimulates childbirth, however, it is not known if this is true or if it is really abortifacient.
How to make
– 2 tablespoons of cumin
– 400ml of water
– 1 dessert spoon of salt
– Juice of half a lemon
Boil the water and after extinguishing the fire, add the cumin, stirring a little and letting the mixture rest for 10 minutes. After that, add salt and lemon juice, but serve hot, strained or not.