Cumin: Jeera, a household ingredient in the Indian kitchen, has a lot of health benefits. It is an excellent source of iron, calcium, and fibre. “Jeera has an antibacterial and antimicrobial property, which helps in treating fungal and urinary tract infection. It also aids in digestion, helps to improve haemoglobin levels and in controlling cholesterol and blood pressure. It is a natural diuretic which helps in reducing water retention,” says Turakhia.