flatulence remedy with jeera

Cumin seeds or Jeera have always been used in the treatment of problems relating to the stomach. This spice can treat flatulence, upset stomach and can reduce stomach pain. Jeera can also alleviate pain due to peptic ulcer. In this tutorial, we shall see how to use cumin seeds to treat flatulence.

Cumin seeds – Names in other languages

  • Scientific name – Cuminum cyminum
  • English – Cumin seeds
  • Hindi – Jeera
  • Sanskrit – Jiraka
  • Malayalam – Jeerakam
  • Bengali – Jeera
  • Tamil – Jeeragam
  • Kannada – Jeerige
  • Telugu – Jeelakari

Research evidence(s)

Evidence 1

Cumin (containing 25 – 35% cuminic aldehyde pinene and alpha terpinol) improves gastrointestinal function and is effective in the removal of flatulence.


Salehi Sourmaghi MH. Giahan-e-darooie va giah darmani (Medical herbs and herbal therapy). Tehran: donyaye taghzieh press; 2010.

Evidence 2

Persian traditional scholars advised some herbal compounds to relive flatulence. Ginger, cumin, celery seed, fennel, anise, black cumin, ajwain, cow parsnip fruit, mastic, and caraway are used for this purpose. From a TPM viewpoint, these herbs improve the digestive system, remove accumulated gases from the gastrointestinal tract, relieve abdominal pain, and cleanse the stomach from any bad humors that have adhered to it.


Aghili Khorasani MH. In: Makhzan-ol-Adviyah [Storehouse of Medicaments]. Shams Ardakani MR, Rahimi R, Farjadmand F, editors. Tehran: Tehran University of Medical Sciences; 2009.

DIY Flatulence remedy – Cumin seeds and lemon water

  • 1 tbsp Cumin seeds (Known as Jeera in Hindo)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Lemon juice
  • 350 ml Water
  1. Simple ingredients that are always available in your kitchen – Cumin seeds (Jeera), Lemon and salt are the ingredients required for this remedy.
  2. Pour about 350 ml of water in a vessel. Allow it to boil.
  3. When the water starts boiling, add cumin seeds to the water.
  4. Let the cumin seeds boil in water for 5-8 minutes till the colour of the water changes.
  5. Switch off and strain the water to get a clear extract.
  6. Now squeeze lemon into the cumin seeds water.
  7. Add salt.
  8. Stir well till the salt dissolves completely.
  9. Drink this while it is still warm.


This preparation is mild but effective. You can hence consume 300 ml of this herbal drink 2 – 4 times a day depending on your need.

Kalaivani Selvaraj, MBA, got her Master’s degree in Human Resources. Due to her interest in natural healing, she pursued studies in the field of alternative medicine and is certified in Aromatherapy by Isla Verde Spa Training Academy. Ms. Kalaivani Selvaraj is also certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.