Cumin in Ayurveda
Cumin has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-flatulent properties. It is also a good source of iron. Here are some Ayurvedic tips using cumin.
Mix 1/4 teaspoon of cumin seed powder and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper powder on a glass of buttermilk. Consume this once daily.
Boil 2 cups of water then add a teaspoon of cumin. Once boiled, reduce the amount of the solution into half and drink.
Mix one teaspoon of cumin seed powder with mashed banana. Regular consumption before sleeping at night is recommended.
Mix one teaspoon of roasted cumin seed to a cup of yogurt. Consume twice daily.
Roast and grind 100 gram of cumin seeds and mix it with 200 grams of honey. Consume daily before breakfast.
Enhancing breast milk
Mix one teaspoon of cumin powder and one teaspoon of honey on a glass of milk. Drink this nightly.
Aparna K. BAMS, MD, PhD
Consultant advisor for the development of Oneworld Ayurveda and visiting physician
Aparna is one of the few specialists in the world with a Ph.D. in Ayurveda. Born into an Ayurvedic family which operates a traditional Ayurvedic Panchakarma hospital in Kerala, India, she grew up observing her father, the renowned Dr. Padmanabhan.
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