Cumin is called in India as Jira which in Sanskrit it means “that which helps digestion”. In our ancient time or in Ayurvedic system of medicine dried cumin seeds are used for medicinal purpose. . It is used to treat diseases like fever, loss of appetite, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal distension and puerperal disorders.  Today, the plant is mostly grown in ChinaUzbekistanTajikistan, Iran, Turkey, Morocco, Egypt, Syria, Mexico, Chile and India.  It is best known for its following benefits:

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  • It is a good source of iron.
  • It is important for menstruating women.
  • It used to soothe acute stomach problems.
  • It helps with headache
  • It makes hair glossy and shinny.
  • It strengthens nails.
  • It treats skin diseases such as eczema, dry skin and psoriasis.
  • It helps with digestive disorders as it controls stomach pain, morning sickness, diarrhea, and indigestion.
  • It is used in treatments of piles and common cold.
  • It reduces symptoms of flus and common cold.
  • It helps in overall mental function and memory.
  • It gives fast recovery to patients suffering from amnesia.
  • It supports prenatal health in pregnant women.
  • It makes childbirth easier.
  • It enhances milk supply in nursing mother.
  • It helps with sleeping problems. Banana added with it induces peaceful sleep.
  • It helps in weight loss.
  • It boosts our immune system.
  • It is very high in iron so it is the main constituent of haemoglobin in the blood.
  • It helps patients with respiratory problems.
  • It has shown to enhance the liver’s detoxification enzymes.
  • Drink of Jeera in hot water is potent enough to flush out the toxins from your body.
  • It relieves you from constipation problems.
  • Jeera is rich in Vitamin-E.
  • Its´ oil has disinfectant and anti-fungal properties, which prevent any microbial and fungal infections from affecting the skin.
  • It is also helpful for the burning sensation of the palms and soles.
  • Gargle jeera water controls foul smell in your mouth. It keeps your mouth fresh.
  • Heals mouth ulcers
  • It is an excellent carminative, improves appetite and smoothes digestion.
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Balances the vata, pita and kapha.
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