Every Indian household has herbs and condiments in their kitchens that can be highly effective in treating simple health issues. For years seeds like coriander or cumin have been used in powdered or natural forms to add taste to a particular dish or even as a home remedy for simple seasonal health problems.
Methi or fenugreek seed water
Methi water is prepared by soaking methi seeds overnight in plain water. The next morning it can be consumed empty stomach for better benefits. Methi water leads to weight loss as this herb boosts digestion, and improves metabolism. It is packed with natural fibers and thus curbs your appetite thereby lowering your calorie intake.
Dhania or coriander seed water
Dhania water can be prepared by either soaking the coriander seeds overnight in water or boiling the seeds in water for 15 to 20 minutes. Strain the water and drink warm. Coriander seed water can be consumed empty stomach in the morning or between lunch and dinner. It helps in health conditions like arthritis pain, water retention in the body, kidney detoxification, and as a coolant.
Jeera or cumin seed water
It is prepared in the same way as Dhania water. Cumin seed water boosts metabolism and improves digestion. As a result, you feel energetic and lighter all through the day. The seeds are loaded with vitamins A, and C, minerals like manganese and copper and have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Thus concoction made from such seeds helps in detoxifying your body and removing all the toxins. It also curbs hunger and helps in weight loss.
Rich in antioxidants raisin water offers multiple health benefits. They are loaded with ferulic acid, rutin, trans-caftaric acid, and quercetin and guard the body cells from harmful free radicals. Raisin water helps to protect the body from serious diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer’s. Its regular intake improves brain functioning. Since raisins are rich in iron, raisin water prevents all the health issues that are caused due to iron deficiency.
Fennel seed water
Fennels are diuretics and are extremely good for metabolism. Thus, Fennel seed water is recommended for improving digestion. It regulates heart rate and improves blood pressure fluctuations. Since it is rich in Vitamin A, fennel seed water is also considered good for eyesight and improving vision.