Jeera or cumin seed has a significant demand as a spice all around the globe especially in the places where spicy food is preferred. It is an integral part of the recipes in various cultures. After pepper, jeera is considered to be the most important spice in the world.Contains 2–5% volatile oil; up to about 22% fats with a small amount of Δ-octadecenoic acid; 14 free amino acids, including five essential ones; about 18% protein; flavonoid glycosides, including apigenin-7-glucoside (apigetrin), apigenin-7-glucuronosyl glucoside, luteolin-7-glucoside, and luteolin-7-glucuronosyl glucoside; tannin; resin; gum; and others.
Benefits of Cumin:
- The health benefits of cumin include its ability to aid in digestion, improve immunity, treat piles, insomnia.
- It helps in treating respiratory disorders like asthma, bronchitis, common cold
- It helps in treating lactation, anemia, skin disorders, boils and cancer.
How to use:
The appropriate dose of cumin depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for cumin. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.