Namkeen Jeera

Namkeen Jeera is a mixture of Jeera churna and Sendha Namak processed with lemon juice. It is used for the loss of appetite, lack of desire to eat, nausea, vomiting, poor digestive capacity, abdominal pain, diarrhea and worm infestation.

Ingredients (Composition)

Ingredients Quantity
Jeera (Cumin Seeds) – Cuminum Cyminum 50%
Sendha Namak 50%
Nimbu Ka Ras – Lemon Juice Q.S.
Jeera and Sendha Namak are mixed and lemon juice is added to the mixture and left for seven days to dry in shadow.

Pharmacological Actions

Namkeen Jeera improves appetite and reduces gas formation in the abdomen. It acts on AMA (toxins) and provides relief in diseases, which occur due to these toxins.

Medicinal Properties

Namkeen Jeera has following healing properties.

  • Aam Pachak (Detoxifier)
  • Antispasmodic
  • Carminative
  • Antiemetic
  • Anthelmintic
  • Stomachic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Anti-diarrheal
  • Digestive stimulant

Therapeutic Indications

Namkeen Jeera is used in following health conditions:

  • Loss of desire to eat
  • Poor appetite
  • Nausea & Vomiting
  • Indigestion
  • Flatulence
  • Abdominal pains or cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Intestinal worms

Dosage & Administration

The general dosage of Namkeen Jeera is as follows.
Children 1 gram *
Adults 2 grams *
Maximum Possible Dosage 6 grams Per Day (in divided doses)
* Twice or Thrice a day with warm water
Best Time to Take: After food or with food

Safety Profile

Namkeen Jeera is considerably safe in the dosage discussed above.

Side Effects of Namkeen Jeera

There are no side effects reported with Namkeen Jeera.

Pregnancy & Lactation

There is no reliable information available, but Namkeen Jeera might be safe because it contains natural ingredients, which we are using in our daily routine in Indian Kitchen. The dosage is also appropriate and does not likely to affect the mother, developing baby or child.


There are no absolute contraindications of Namkeen Jeera, but one should take care of the sodium content in it. You should check or limit your salt intake from other sources if you are hypertensive or on sodium restricted diet.

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Dr. Jagdev Singh

Dr. Jagdev Singh (B.A.M.S., M. Sc. in Medicinal Plants) is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Herbalist. He has successfully treated thousands of patients with Ayurveda (including Herbal Ayurvedic Medicine and Ayurvedic Diet). Ayur Times is an initiative of his efforts to bring quality information on Indian Medicine with the highest level of relevancy and scientific evidence.

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