Cumin Digestive Aid recipe and image reproduced with permission from Murdoch Book and Lee Holmes author of Heal Your Gut.
Jeera is Hindi for ‘cumin’ and vellam in this context means ‘water’. Cumin is a powerful digestive aid and a detoxifier for the kidneys and bladder. Drink this shot after eating to improve digestion.
250 ml (9 fl oz/1 cup) filtered water
1 heaped teaspoon cumin seeds
2.5 cm (1 inch) piece of ginger, peeled and cut into thin sticks
Put all the ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 2 minutes.
Remove from the heat and set aside for 2 minutes before straining. Cool to room temperature and divide between four glasses to serve.
*Recipes and Images from Heal Your Gut by Lee Holmes (www.murdochbooks.com.au)