Also known as 'Jeera Vellam', this cumin-based digestive tea is born from 5,000-year-old Ayurvedic techniques and natural medicine practices in India. The main ingredient, cumin, helps the body absorb nutrients, eliminate waste, generate warmth, and transform physical matter into energy.


  • 250 ml (9 fl oz/1 cup) water

  • 1 heaped teaspoon cumin seeds

  • 2.5 cm (1 inch) piece of ginger, peeled and cut into thin sticks


  • 1.

    Put all the ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 2 minutes.

  • 2.

    Remove from the heat and set aside for 2 minutes before straining. Cool to room temperature and divide between four glasses to serve.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 9kj
  • Fat Total 0g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Protein 0g
  • Carbohydrate 2g
  • Sugar 0g
  • Sodium 4mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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To learn more about this recipe and for other great tips on teas to improve your gut health, read Lee's article 'The best drinks to improve your gut health'.

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