Cumin Seeds - Jeera

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Cumin is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native from the east Mediterranean to South Asia. Its seeds are used in the cuisines of many different cultures, in both whole and ground form

The health benefits of cumin include its ability to aid in digestion, improve immunity and treat piles, insomnia, respiratory disorders, asthma, bronchitis, common cold, lactation, anemia, skin disorders, boils and cancer.

Some of the major Health Benefits of Cumin – Jeera are :

  1. Digestion : Cumin is extremely good for digestion and related problems. The very aroma of cumin, which comes from an aromatic organic compound called Cuminaldehyde, the main component of its essential oil, activates our salivary glands in our mouth, which facilitates the primary digestion of food. Next is thymol, a compound present in cumin, which stimulates the glands that secrete acids, bile and enzymes responsible for complete digestion of the food in the stomach and the intestines. Cumin is also Carminative, which means that it relieves from you from gas troubles and thereby improves digestion and appetite. Due to its essential oils, magnesium and sodium content, cumin promotes digestion and also gives relief for stomach-aches when taken with hot water.
  2. Best hydrating herb : Cumin seeds are high in potassium content and hence are helpful to maintain a good electrolyte balance in the body. Drinking luke warm cumin water keeps you hydrated and fresh throughout.
  3. Best for Heart Patients : This herb helps in regulation of cell production and also helps to maintain the blood pressure and heart rate. These regulatory properties help heart patients.
  4. Best for Diabetics : It helps in maintaining the blood sugar levels. It maintains proper blood content in the body. It is also high in fiber which helps to maintain the blood sugar. Additionally it is also a decent source of Vitamin C which also helps to maintain sugars.
  5. Treats Anaemia : As cumin seeds are rich source of iron, it is also included in diet to increase the haemoglobin levels in the body.
  6. Controls high cholesterol : due to high fiber content, it helps in lowering the cholesterol levels and triglyceride levels in the body.
  7. Helps in weight loss : Drinking cumin water three times in a day also results in weight loss.