Herbal Water

Jeera Water Benefits, Uses & Side Effects

Water obtained by boiling 10 grams coarse powder of Jeera seeds in 1280 ml water is called Jeera Water (Cumin Water). Jeera water benefits include its uses in weight loss, poor appetite, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, flatulence, abdominal pain, piles, and irritable bowel syndrome. It has fat-burning, appetizer, metabolic stimulant, galactagogue, antiemetic, anti-flatulent actions. In women, it is useful in white discharge (leucorrhea). In lactating mothers, it is used for increasing breast milk secretion. In men, it is beneficial for improving the quality of spermatozoa. In babies, one can use it for improving digestion and reducing milk regurgitation.

Ingredients (Composition)

Jeera (Cumin Seeds) – Cuminum Cyminum10 grams
Water1280 ml

How to Make Jeera Water

You can make jeera water with a similar method described here: How to Make Herbal Water.

Medicinal Properties

Jeera water pacifies Kapha Dosha and Vata Dosha. Like Ajwain Water, it also increases Pitta Dosha, but its effects on Pitta Dosha are milder. It has the following medicinal properties:

  • Taste enhancer.
  • Digestive stimulant.
  • Carminative.
  • Antispasmodic.
  • Blood purifier.
  • Uterine anti-inflammatory.
  • Galactagogue.
  • Antiemetic.
  • Fat Burning.

Jeera Water Indications

Jeera water is helpful in following health conditions.

  1. Loss of interest in eating.
  2. Loss of taste.
  3. Nausea.
  4. Vomiting.
  5. Loss of appetite.
  6. Indigestion.
  7. Flatulence.
  8. Abdominal pain.
  9. Piles.
  10. Irrigatable bowel syndrome.
  11. Intestinal worms.
  12. Pyuria (along with Chandan – sandalwood).
  13. Leukorrhea (white discharge), Vaginal infections.
  14. Low breastmilk supply.
  15. Uterine detoxification.
  16. Weakness in women.

Jeera water Benefits & Uses

Many people use jeera water for weight loss. It induces fat burning when used on a daily basis. It is the best remedy for losing weight after delivery. In addition to its benefits in weight loss, it is also beneficial acidity and loss of appetite due to low gastric secretion, gas, common cold and other health conditions. Let’s review jeera water benefits and uses in most important health conditions.

Jeera Water for Weight Loss

Jeera water decreases weight by increasing lipolysis (fat burning). You can add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice in 60 ml jeera water to enhance its action for increasing lipolysis. (1)

Jeera Water60 ml
Long Pepper Powder2 pinches

In addition to the use of jeera water in obesity, you should also follow the ayurvedic diet plan and ayurvedic medicine for weight loss. In combination with other remedies and ayurvedic diet plan, jeera water provides great benefits for losing weight. You should continue it for at least 3 months in a dosage of 60 ml twice daily for losing weight. You should take it 2 hours after morning and evening meals.

Loss of Appetite

Jeera water improves appetite. It acts on the stomach and liver. In the stomach, it increases gastric secretion. It also improves the secretion of pancreatic juices. In the liver, it enhances the bile flow into the intestine. Through all these mechanisms, it makes a person to have a good appetite and digestion.

Jeera Water60 ml
Lemon Juice5 ml
Long Pepper Powder2 pinches

For the best results, you should take it along with lemon juice and long pepper powder.

Loss of Interest to Eat

Anorexia or loss of interest to eat is a common problem in young girls. Jeera water improves the sensation of taste and boosts desire to eat. The same formulation should be used in anorexia as described above under loss of appetite.

Acid Peptic Disorders

Acid Peptic Disorders include acidity, heartburn, indigestion, acid reflux and peptic ulcer.

There are two conditions in acid peptic disorder.

  1. Increased secretion of gastric juice in the stomach.
  2. Reduced secretion of gastric juice in the stomach.

Jeera water works well in the second condition. In the first condition, it is contraindicated. In the second condition, Pitta Dosha is linked with Ama Dosha. So, it is a SAMA PITTA condition. Due to this condition, the most patient has sour belching, foul smell, burning sensation in the chest or abdomen, sour vomiting, nausea and abdominal heaviness.

Jeera Water60 ml
Coriander Leaf Juice5 ml
Misri (crystal sugar)5 grams

In this condition, Jeera water provides maximum results. For best results, it should be used in combination with coriander juice and Misri. You should take it before the meal.

Nausea & Vomiting

Jeera water has antiemetic properties, which help to manage nausea and vomiting. Due to this property, it is also used by pregnant women during the first and last trimester of pregnancy for reducing nausea.


Jeera water has antidiarrheal and antimicrobial action. It is best when the patient has mucus content in the stool. According to various studies, Jeera is an effective antibacterial against many bacterial species. (2, 3)

You can take jeera water along with Saunf water and Ajwain water for getting good results in diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome.

Jeera, Ajwain and Saunf Water60 ml
Rock Salt2 pinches

Flatulence & Bloating

Jeera water has strong carminative and antiflatulent. So, it helps to treat flatulence, bloating or abdominal distension. It stops the formation of Ama Dosha and gas in the gut. Ultimately, it reduces all types of abdominal diseases including flatulence and bloating. For good results, you should add 2 pinches of black salt in jeera water.

Abdominal Colic

Generally, excess gas in the gut is the main cause of abdominal colic, especially babies. Jeera water can provide relief from colic. In infants, you can give 5 drops of Jeera water 6 to 8 times a day. In the case of adults, you may require 30 ml jeera water 2 to 4 times a day. Adding black salt in it improves its antispasmodic and carminative actions.

Jeera Water after Delivery

In India, Jeera is commonly used for restoring uterine health in women and improving breast milk supply in lactating mothers. For this purpose, you can also use jeera water. Just add 5 grams jaggery in 60 ml jeera water and take it twice a day after meal.

Low Breastmilk Supply

Nowadays, many women face low breastmilk supply after delivery. Jeera water helps to restore uterine health, it also helps to improve breastmilk secretion. It has galactagogue action, so it promotes milk production in the breast.

In ayurveda, there is a condition called DOOSHITA STANYA. It indicates poor quality of breastmilk. Jeera water improves the quality and digestibility of breastmilk for infants, which improves the growth and development of babies.

Jeera Water Dosage

Infants (Below 12 Months)5 drops
Children0.5 ml per Kg Body Weight
Adults12 to 60 ml
Pregnancy12 ml
Lactation60 ml
Geriatric Dosage12 to 30 ml
Maximum Possible Dosage120 ml in divided doses or once a day

How to Take Jeera Water

Dosage Frequency: You can take Jeera water 2 times a day. In case of abdominal pain, it can be used up to 4 times a day.

Medication Administration Times: You can take Jeera water 30 minutes before the meal if you suffer from poor appetite and loss of interest in food. In other conditions, you should take it 2 hours after a meal.

Jeera Water Side Effects

Jeera water can mildly increase Pitta Dosha. Therefore, if Pitta Dosha is not associated with Ama Dosha and you have excess acid secretion in the stomach, it can cause the following side effects:

  • Hyperacidity
  • Acid reflux.
  • Aggravate mouth ulcers.
  • Excess heat sensation in the body.

However, if Pitta Dosha is linked with Ama Dosha or Kapha Dosha, jeera water helps in these conditions.

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Dr. Jagdev Singh

Dr. Jagdev Singh is a qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner and Herbalist with B.A.M.S. and M. Sc. in Medicinal Plants. He has a wealth of experience in using Ayurveda to treat patients, including the use of herbal medicine and personalized Ayurvedic diets. His passion for spreading accurate and scientific information about Ayurveda and Medicinal Plants led him to create Ayur Times, a trusted resource for those seeking reliable information on the topic. Through his dedicated work, Dr. Singh has helped thousands of patients find relief and improve their health with Ayurveda and Herbal Medicine.
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