I didn’t know that cumin tea has so many benefits. After you learn about these amazing benefits, you’ll want to drink cumin tea every day.
Did you know that cumin tea is an effective natural remedy for Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and hypothyroidism?
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease. Its main characteristic is inflammation of the thyroid gland. The complication is due to a failure of the immune system that causes the thyroid gland to “self-destruct” or decrease its activity.
As a result, there’s a failure in the production of the hormones T3 and T4, which are important for the proper functioning of the body, leading to hypothyroidism.
This disease is more common in women than in men. In most cases, it’s also genetic. In addition, it usually strikes people as they get older.
Since it’s a slowly developing disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis has almost no symptoms. However, when it progresses to hypothyroidism, some signs appear, such as low heart rate, fatigue, deeper voice, drowsiness, malaise, dry and cold skin, loss of appetite, weight gain, constipation, etc. Besides, you may suffer from enlarged thyroid gland and mumps. So if you have symptoms like these, seek medical advice.
In addition to your doctor’s recommendations, you should maintain a healthier lifestyle. One of the habits that you can incorporate into your daily life is the consumption of cumin tea.
A study conducted by Tabriz University of Medical Sciences in Iran concluded that black cumin is effective in treating Hashimoto’s thyroiditis because it increases the production of the hormone T3. According to the study, consumption of 2 g of black cumin per day is excellent for improving hypothyroidism.
Black cumin also has antiviral, bactericidal, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, digestive, analgesic and antihypertensive effects. Therefore, it helps protect the liver, improve digestion, reduce gas, fluid retention, cramps and abdominal pain, strengthen the immune system and contribute to relaxation. Amazing, isn’t it?
Write down the ingredients to make the tea:
- 1 teaspoon of black cumin powder;
- 200 ml of water.
Boil the water and then turn off the heat. Add the cumin, cover it and let it steep for five minutes. Sweeten with a teaspoon of honey and drink hot or cold.
People with stomach problems should be careful with this tea, because the cumin can aggravate digestive problems.
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Source(s) / Reference(s):
The effects of Nigella sativa on thyroid function
Can black cumin powder improve thyroid function in Hashimoto’s thyroiditis?