Jeera Water for Weight Loss – How to Prepare, Use and Benefits

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Hello Friends, I am Seema and I lost 28 Kilo weight naturally. You can view my weight loss Diet and Journey here.

Today we will talk about weight loss with Jeera water.

Jeera (cumin seeds) is the most common spice of Indian cuisine. Cumin seeds are also used as a medicinal plant and for Ayurvedic treatment. Jeera water particularly has a lot of health benefits along with the flavor it gives.

If you are looking for reducing belly fat or overall body weight loss, I suggest that you start with Jeera water soon and check the results.  Let’s discuss how Cumin seeds help in reducing waist size and many recipes of Jeera water for weight loss.

Cumin Jeera Water for weight loss

Benefits of Jeera water in reducing weight

Jeera has been one of the beneficial spices which help in reducing weight through a number of benefits.

1. Detoxification:

Jeera is packed with antioxidants which help in removing the toxic elements from the body. This helps in cleaning the internal organs and makes them stronger. Consuming jeera water will help in the production of bile in your liver which will ultimately help in reducing gas and bloating sensations.

2. Improves digestion:

Consuming jeera water helps in improving digestion and keeps the system healthy. It helps in secreting enzymes which break down fats, carbohydrates and glucose, preventing morning sickness, nausea and diarrhea.

Remember, Constipation, bloating and other digestive problems comes in the top enemies of weight loss. In the presence of these, you can’t lose weight even if you are on a diet.

3. Increases metabolism and burns fat:

Jeera is an effective fat burner which helps in increasing the rate of metabolism and ultimately it cuts belly fat, which helps in reducing weight and fighting obesity.

4. Suppresses hunger:

Hunger and Cravings are also big barriers in weight loss.  Consuming jeera will help you in reducing appetite as it fills your stomach for a long period and thus it helps in losing weight.

5. Purifies blood:

Since it helps in detoxification, it improves digestion and thus it purifies blood.

So you can see, Cumin water helps in many ways to reduce obesity as well as Belly Fat, That’s why it’s becoming a mandatory in every weight loss diet.

How to take cumin seeds to lose weight – All Recipes

We Indians take Cumin in many ways but there are few specific recipes as remedies which mainly helps in losing weight.


Recipe 1:  Jeera Water Recipe – worked for me

Many people asked me how to make Jeera water for weight loss, which works best for weight loss. Jeera pani is extremely easy to prepare and it does not require heating. You can prepare jeera water in a few steps to gain its maximum benefits.

You will need: 2 tbsp Jeera, 1 liter water and a jar.

Preparation Steps

Step 1: Pour 2 tablespoons of jeera in a jar along with 1 liter of water.

Step 2: Cover the jar with a lid.

Step 3: Let it stay overnight until the jeera gets engorged in the water.

Your jeera water is ready to be consumed. Drinking it in the morning on an empty stomach will be more beneficial.

Do not drink it more than 15 days. Following it, drink another weight loss water like Fenugreek water or fennel seeds water etc . Always change these In 15-20 days for maximum effect.

Options – Fenugreek Water, Fennel seeds water

I prepare jeera water in this manner and that worked for me. But there is another way to make jeera water, which is also commonly used and helps in weight loss, known as jeera tea.

Second Method of making Jeera water or tea.

You will need: 1-2 tbps of jeera seeds and 4-5 cups of water.

Method of preparation:

  1. Bring the water to boil.
  2. Add jeera seeds in the water and let it bubble for a while.
  3. Place the lid over the vessel and let it cool for a while.
  4. Your jeera water/ tea is ready to drink.

Recipe 2 – Famous Cumin, coriander, fennel seeds tea

Coriander seeds are useful in losing weight by its property of helping to lose water weight. Water weight makes you look bloated and swollen, which shows more body pounds. Fennel seeds increase your metabolic rate and help in suppressing your appetite, hence helping you to lose weight quickly. You can read more about it on our fennel seeds page.

You will need: 1 teaspoon whole jeera seeds, coriander seeds, fennel seeds and 4- 5 cups of water.

Preparation Recipe

Step 1:  Add 1 teaspoon whole jeera seeds, coriander seeds and fennel seeds to 4- 5 cups of water.

Step 2:  Put it on heat for around 4- 5 mins and bring it to boil.

Step 3:  Strain the mixture and your jeera tea is ready to be consumed.

Cumin Coriander Fennel Tea
You need to have this tea early in the morning for maximum benefits on an empty stomach. Remember to always change this in 15-20 days for maximum effect. Few other weight loss tea options are Curry leaves tea, Turmeric tea, Guava leaves tea etc.

Recipe 3 – Cumin Lemon and honey for weight loss

Honey is a great antioxidant agent and helps in detoxification of the body. It also reduces the risk of cardiovascular disorders and helps in maintaining your weight. Lemon has detoxifying agents as well and cleanses your body from inside. It helps in burning belly fat and hence reducing body weight at a faster pace.

You will need: 1 teaspoon whole jeera seeds, 1 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp lemon juice and 4- 5 cups of water.

Preparation Recipe

Step 1: Add 1 teaspoon whole jeera seeds to 4- 5 cups of water.

Step 2: Put it on heat for around 4- 5 mins and bring it to boil.

Step 3: Strain the mixture and add lemon juice and honey to it. Mix well and your tea is ready to be consumed.

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Recipe 4 – Cumin powder in yogurt to reduce waist size

Low fat yogurt helps you to keep full for long and suppresses hunger. It is loaded with protein content which helps you to build muscles and gives you a toned look. It also gives thermogenic properties which boosts metabolic rate and helps you to keep full.

You will need: Cumin powder and 5 ounces of non fat yogurt.

Add 1 tbsp of cumin powder in a bowl of non fat yogurt and swirl into 5 ounces of yogurt. Have it in small amounts.

In north this Recipe is very common, as cumin power increase yogurt taste much.

NIH( National Institute of Health) Research on 88 overweight/obese women shows that taking Cumin Powder in Yogurt helps in reducing Weight, BMI, waist circumference, fat mass and its percentage significantly reduced.

You can view the Complete Research Here.

Recipe 5 : Jeera and Dhania water for weight loss

Coriander seeds reduces bloating and swelling. It is also low in calories and helps in detoxification.

Let’s check how we can make SIMPLE Jeera and Dhania water.

You will need: 1 teaspoon whole jeera seeds, 1 tbsp coriander seeds and 4- 5 cups of water.

Preparation Recipe

Step 1: Add 1 teaspoon whole jeera seeds and coriander seeds to 4- 5 cups of water.

Step 2: Put it on heat for around 4- 5 mins and bring it to boil.

Step 3: Strain the mixture. Your tea is ready to be consumed.

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Recipe 6 – Cumin with lemon and ginger:

Lemon being a low calorie food item, helps in controlling your daily caloric count as well as provides antioxidant properties which is helpful for getting rid of the toxins. It also helps in boosting metabolism.
Ginger too is beneficial for losing weight. It rapidly cuts body fat and keeps you full for longer hours, which makes you eat less throughout the day. You can read more about it in our Ginger article here.

You will need: Cumin seeds, water, 1 lemon and 1 piece ginger.

Preparation Recipe

Step 1: Bring water to boil and grate ginger in it.

Step 2: Let the mixture boil for 2 minutes and then filter it after taking it off the flame.

Step 3: Add lemon and cumin to the water.

Drink the mixture throughout the day.

Recipe 7 – cumin cinnamon for weight loss

Cinnamon helps in regulating blood sugar levels and also helps in reducing fat and its excess build up. It increases the metabolism of glucose and helps to cut down fat.

You will need: Cumin seeds, water, 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder.

Preparation Recipe

Step 1: Bring water to boil and add cumin seeds to it.

Step 2: Let the mixture boil for 2 minutes and then filter it after taking it off the flame.

Step 3: Add cinnamon powder to the water and mix well.

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Recipe 8 – Jeera Ajwain water:

Ajwain helps in reducing water weight from the body due to its laxative properties and also increases the metabolic rate. It also aids in detoxification of the body and burns fat. You can read more about it in our Ajwain Article.

You will need: 25 grams ajwain, cumin seeds, water and honey (optional).

Preparation Recipe

Step 1: Add ajwain and cumin seeds to one glass of water and let it soak overnight.

Step 2: Mix properly and strain the mixture.

Step 3: You can add honey for taste.

Drink for 20 to 30 days for weight loss.

How much cumin seeds for weight loss?

Usually 2-3 teaspoons of Jeera in any form is considered wise to consume for its weight loss and other health benefits. The various forms of consuming jeera is roasted jeera powder and jeera tea.

But the most common and easy method of consuming Jeera for weight loss is through jeera water. Adding 2-3 teaspoons jeera powder in water and drinking it in the morning improves digestion and helps in rapid weight loss. Other ways of consuming jeera is mentioned in the above sections.

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The nutritional value of cumin per 1 tbsp around 6 grams:

  • Calories: 22
  • Carbohydrates: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 1.1 g
  • Fat: 1.3 g
  • Sodium: 10 mg

  • Potassium: 107 mg
  • Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Calcium: 50 mg
  • Iron: 3.96 mg
  • Magnesium: 20 mg

Note:  here  1g carbs= 4 Calories,  1g Protein= 4 Calories, 1g Fat= 9 Calories. And *Per cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

How these Nutrients help in fat loss

Magnesium helps in improving flexibility and gives good sleep. It also helps in increasing muscle strength.

Calcium helps in strengthening bones and helps in managing weight.

Vitamin A and Vitamin C help in detoxification and improves immunity.

Potassium helps in improving physical strength and promotes mental wellness.

Jeera water possible side effects and precautions

  • Overconsumption of jeera water can lead to heavy blood flow during your menstrual cycle than expected. You should always consume jeera water wisely during the main days.
  • Cumin water can lead to lowering down blood sugar levels. This can cause a problem in any kind of surgery undertaken for your well being. Consumption of jeera water should be stopped a few days before your surgery.
  • Cumin water is known to have narcotic effects. Over consumption of this water can cause mental clouding, nausea and dizziness. Check you jeera water consumption each day.
  • Allergies and skin rashes are visibly noted in some people after consuming jeera water for a long duration. People facing skin allergies should avoid the consumption of jeera water or should drink it in small quantities.
  • Cumin water can cause heartburn. Even though it prevents gas problems in your body, it is advised to not consume jeera water excessively if you face heart problems.

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More cumin seeds health benefits

Apart from taking Jeera for weight loss, Jeera promotes a number of health benefits.

  • It treats skin disorders such as boils, pimples and psoriasis. Due to the presence of Vitamin E in jeera seeds, it keeps your skin healthy. The anti- fungal properties also help prevent skin infections. It keeps the skin glowing.
  • Cumin consists of nutrients and vitamins which prevent hair from falling. It effectively treats hair loss and prevents the hair from thinning.
  • Cumin also has a high content of iron which prevents anemia and increases hemoglobin.
  • Cumin consists of anti- carcinogenic properties which help in fighting cancer, especially colon and breast cancer.
  • It efficiently cures cold and promotes healthy kidney life.
  • Jeera seeds lower blood sugar level.
  • Along with hair fall, it also prevents dandruff and promotes long and shiny hair.
  • The antioxidants present in cumin seeds prevent ageing of skin and other problem such as wrinkles, spots and sagging skin.
  • It effectively treats boils and cleans the body from within.
  • It helps in curing body itchiness and helps to cool it down.

Jeera is a miraculous ingredient in losing weight and providing various health benefits. It is extremely beneficial to consume and all the recipes mentioned here as quick and simple to prepare. Do not delay in beginning the consumption of this food item which can do wonders in shredding your pounds.

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NOTE - Friends, I am not dietitian or Doctor, I write information here on the basis of my own 25 kilo weight loss experience and sometimes from online research. Please take doctor advice before applying any tip, as each and every human body is different.

  • Babita Singh
    Posted at 15:26h, 13 January Reply

    Seema जी बहुत उपयोगी जानकारी है ।साझा करने के लिए धन्यवाद ।

    • SeeMe
      Posted at 10:04h, 09 February Reply

      Thanks Babita 🙂

  • Sreenu
    Posted at 12:13h, 17 April Reply

    Very good information is there on your blog. It is very useful to me. Thanks for sharing this information and keep share good information o your blog.

  • Desraj
    Posted at 23:00h, 29 May Reply

    Zeera+ajvain+shomf+jieon ko eksath boil kr pi skte hein kya ? Plz tell me benefits and saideeffects ??

    • SeeMe
      Posted at 14:58h, 12 June Reply

      Desraj Ji Yeah Jieon kya hain? Waise Zeera-saunf tea aur Ajwain-saunf tea to Maine use kari hain, dono hi accha kaam karti hain weight loss ke liyen. Par Zeera-Ajwain-saunf tea maine nahi pi. Par Zeera Ajwain aur Saunf tino hi Weight loss main help karte hain. To mujhe lagta hain Zeera-Ajwain-saunf ko ek saath boil karke pina bhi Weight Loss ke liyen accha hi rahta hoga. Aap agar try karen to mujhe bhi batayen.

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