Jeera or cumin seed is one of the most popular cooking ingredients used all through Asia. It is a small seed apparently insignificant in appearance, but is among the common but powerful kitchen ingredients that is used for a variety of health issues.
Jeera water is known to aid digestion and also stimulate the metabolism.
It is a very good liver detoxifier and is known to flush harmful toxins from the system. Jeera water is also used as a diuretic.
Since it is rich in iron, jeera is also helpful in boosting the immunity as it has anti-oxidant properties.
These are just some of its multiple uses. So don't dismiss the innocent looking cumin as merely one more Indian spice.
How is jeera used in other Asian cultures?