Here's why cumin seeds (Jeera) is good for you!

Do you know that `Jeera` has substantial health benefits and medicinal properties that can fight diseases like cancer, asthma and indigestion.

Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena

New Delhi: Cumin seeds has been on the Indian food menu since eons. It is widely used in Indian cooking. Also known as `Jeera`, it has substantial health benefits and medicinal properties that can fight diseases like cancer, asthma and indigestion.

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Here are a few reasons as to why adding `jeera` in your food is good:

-It is a fact that consumption of a glass of jeera water everyday can help aid digestion.

-Jeera is an excellent source of iron, and so it is good for pregnant and lactating women to consume jeera everyday.

-Eating jeera seeds can greatly help in fighting against cold and asthma as it has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.

-Jeera is supposed to be a natural laxative and hence helps beat constipation.

-Jeera water is touted as a natural remedy to cure acne. Applying boiled jeera water regularly can result into a clear and acne-free skin.

So, go on and include cumin seeds in your food to have a healthy you.

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