Medical Reviewed by Ashwathy V. Pillai, Postgraduate Degree in Dietetics & Applied Nutrition
Indeed, the concept of health and wellbeing in modern times has gained popularity among professionals and non-professionals alike.
With the rise of advertorial indulgence, several novices have come up with their curious health mantras to help people cope with the pressures of modern living.
Health experts across the table have indulged in experimenting with various drinks to come up with novel and viable ideas of staying healthy. And jaggery and cumin seeds water is a brainchild of one such experiment.
Why Jaggery and Cumin Seeds?
One might cringe at the idea of mixing up jaggery with cumin but science has a different take on this. The concoction of jaggery and cumin seeds has tremendous benefits for the human body. It’s a known fact that the consumption of cumin seeds has a plethora of health benefits. 
For instance, when a woman goes through the brutal pre-menstrual syndrome, cumin seeds are widely recommended. However, it is the combination of cumin seeds and jaggery that weaves the magic.
How to Make the Potion?
- Preparing this drink requires only five minutes of your time. Here are the simple steps to make cumin and jaggery water.
- Boil some water, then add sufficient amount of cumin seeds and jaggery. Beware of overdose. Drink when it is lukewarm.
1. Immunity and Weight Loss
One of the foremost advantages of the concoction is that it boosts the immune system of the body by promoting a heightened production of white blood cells.
Apart from that, the concoction is especially beneficial for weight loss. That said, we would like to insist that as far as weight loss is concerned, depending solely upon the mixture will not give you the desired results. This alternative merely serves as a catalyst to the overall purpose.
2. Reduces Bloating
One of the most common and uncomfortable health conditions today is flatulence, or in common terms bloating. This is especially prevalent with people who exert minimal to zero physical activity. Coupled with irregular food timings, this leads to severe acidity, acid reflexes and worst-case scenario, stomach ulcers.
On one such occasion, consuming jaggery and cumin seeds is a good option. Since jaggery and cumin act as an excellent neutralizer, it has the ability to reduce stomach acidity to a considerable degree. It is worth mentioning that jaggery is also rich in iron. Consuming a small quantity every day ensures your daily dose of iron intake.
3. Keeps Body Temperature in Check
A rise in body temperature may occur due to many reasons. For instance, undigested food can also contribute to the abnormal heating up of the body.
When the body is running high on temperature for a while, it may lead to complications like fever and headache or more complex phenomena at times. Regulation of body temperature is a significant process. This maintains the psychosomatic balance which is integral to the normal functioning of the organs.
Drinking jaggery and cumin seeds is an excellent remedy to counter the menace of abnormal body heat.
4. Regulates Menstrual Cycle
When we say women, we surely cannot ignore hormonal intricacies and imbalances. Throughout her lifetime, a woman goes through several hormonal changes starting from early teens the to late 50s.
It must be kept in mind that it is extremely vital for a woman’s body to experience regular menstrual cycle for overall healthy life.
For minor menstrual irregularities, consume cumin seeds and jaggery. However, if you experience severe irregularities, we strongly recommend you to visit a doctor for eliminating long terms health issues like PCOS and thyroid.
5. Prevents Constipation
The erratic lifestyle we follow today has damaged our health in a number of ways and constipation is one of the damages thanks to the consumption of fried and oily foods on a regular basis. With equally slackened consumption of water, the problem has only escalated.
Addition to this, lack of adequate exercise is also a contributing factor to constipation. Consuming lukewarm cumin and jaggery water might ease this discomfort caused by constipation.
Cumin and water work as an important catalyst to boost the proper functioning of bowel movement by preventing the bowel contents from caking hard owing to limited toiletry or deficiency of water and roughage.
6. Reduces Overall Body Pain
One of the most disturbing anomalies in the human body is the problem of arbitrary inflammation. A majority of the population tends to suffer from the instances of acute inflammation, thanks to leading an unhealthy lifestyle, not to mention the erratic dietary habits.
Cumin and jaggery water contains the essential anti-inflammatory properties that are required to help boost the flow of blood across the somatic sphere.
We once again insist that counting on this beneficial drink alone will not perfect your overall health. This drink comes handy to solve seemingly minor health issues we have on a daily basis.
Most importantly, it is essential to be patient with any health regimen whatsoever. One should not expect overnight results. When it comes to organically maintaining health, there is no such thing as an overnight success. It is important to know that exaggerated expectations may run counter to the core philosophy of taking up a dietary measure.