We often say that we feel bloated after eating a huge meal, or after we have over-indulged too many times while on holiday, but we know that this will settle down when we return to our normal habits. However, abdominal bloating can sometimes occur more frequently, be more troublesome and prolonged, and cause pain and discomfort. Sufferers from this type of bloating may also experience other symptoms such as stomach cramps, gas or flatulence, and diarrhoea or constipation. And as food intake is often reduced because of those problems, bloating sufferers may also experience tiredness and fatigue.
Cumin is one such magical ingredient for those suffering from bloating regularly, A typical cumin seed has a striped pattern of nine ridges and oil canals. It is brownish in colour and oblong shaped, tapering at each extremity with tiny stalks attached. Cumin seeds resemble caraway seeds in appearance. However, they are lighter in colour, hotter to taste, larger in size and unlike caraway, have minute bristles that are hardly visible to the naked eye.
When you have bloating or indigestion, chew on half a teaspoon of cumin seeds until they become a paste in the mouth, then swallow with a glass of warm water. Aromatic cumin seeds have a stimulating, carminative and antispasmodic effect that can help dispel wind and intestinal cramps. Cumin seeds are also believed to relieve inflammation, pain and swelling, helping to encourage the healing of any sores in the mouth or throat, while freshening the breath.
The another way you can use cumin seeds to get cured from bloating is Cumin in boiled water. Add two spoons of Cumin seeds in boiling water and let it boil for 5 minutes. Leave the water to cool. Take this water daily with you wherever you go. Drink it as a substitute for regular water. By doing this you don’t have to worry about bloating in your workplace.