English Name : Cumin Powder
Botanical Name : Cuminum Cyminum
Tamil Name : சீரக தூள் / Seeraga Thool / Seragam Powder
Mayalam Name : Jeerakapodi
Hindi Name : जीरा चूर्ण / jeera choorn
Kannada Name : ಜೀರಿಗೆ ಪುಡಿ / Jīrige puḍi
Telugu Name : జీలకర్ర పొడి / Jīlakarra poḍi
Cumin Seeds has been used for over 5,000 years, belongs to the western part of Egypt, and comes from the parsley family, which has the botanical name Cuminum Cyminum. Cuminum Cyminum used as a spice and for medicinal purposes is the most cultivated crop in Iran and the Mediterranean. Cumin is one of the most common spices in the Middle Ages, these are rarely available compared to other spices.
In ancient civilization, cynicism was seen as a symbol of fostering authenticity and love, which is why these were kept at weddings and given to people. Since cumin was considered a valuable spice in ancient Rome and Greece, the Greeks began using it in their daily diet. These were used throughout Europe, except for Malta and Spain in the Middle Ages.
As the Portuguese and Spanish colonists introduced cumin to Americans, it was gradually recognized as an indispensable spice in everyone’s kitchens. To date, the herb cumin has been used around the world for culinary and medical purposes. It is cultivated by countries such as India, Turkey, Iran, Uzbekistan, Morocco, Tajikistan, Syria, Egypt, Malta, Mexico, China, Chile, Sicily, and Saudi Arabia.
Often children do not like cumin seeds in their diet, although they are small in size and it is customary for children to omit cumin seeds from the diet as it is a disturbance when eating. Cumin not only tastes good for food but also provides health to the body. The peculiar aroma of the cumin and its intense flavor make the food tasty. Because of its uniqueness, cumin is known as the second most popular spice in the world.
Cumin seeds are yellowish-brown and very long. It is also used as an important spice ingredient in various dishes we do not know. For centuries, Ayurveda has been used as a medicine and herb to cure many ailments. They are also used as whole seeds or in powder form. Cumin is very useful in treating stomach problems such as digestive disorders, mouth problems, etc.
In addition, it treats serious illnesses such as tuberculosis, gallstones, atonic dyspepsia, indigestion, persistent diarrhea, flatulence, and malabsorption syndrome. It contains an organic compound called Cuminaldehyde, which helps activate the salivary glands, thus supporting the rich digestive process. Its unique feature is that it can be relaxed and stimulated simultaneously.
- The cumin powder can treat atonic dyspepsia, morning sickness, malabsorption syndrome, biliousness, and indigestion.
- It contains low levels of B-complex vitamins but helps in the digestive process.
- Cumin is used to correct abnormal conditions of the body, such as hunger and insomnia.
- Cumin boosts the body’s immune system and effectively combats colds, coughs, flu, and certain viral diseases.
- It is rich in vitamin C and iron which enhances the immune system and strengthens the body.
- It is widely used by women as it is rich in vitamin E supplements that lighten the skin.
- Cinnamon has excellent antimicrobial properties and is an effective disinfectant.
- The essential oil in it helps to keep the skin glow-free from bacterial infection.
- Cumin stimulates the metabolic rate and helps to provide nutrients throughout the body.
Some of the health benefits of cumin seeds include;
- Effectively treats digestion problems
- It helps to manage weight loss and fat reduction
- The cumin powder traditionally used to cure stomach ulcers
- Controls the blood pressure and blood sugar level in diabetes
- It helps to manage the stress and effectively treat memory loss
- Cumin powder contains a high amount of minerals that enrich the body health
There are no side effects in using this product, and you can consider the medical advice for the usage of this product during pregnancy.
Harvesting & Manufacturing Methods
All herbs are 100% naturally harvested, dried, and pulverized without the chemical interactions that assure the natural herb powders.