Cumin or jeera in Hindi; jeerige in Kannada is a spice that is a  native of eastern Mediterranean region. It is now cultivated in India, Morocco, China, Indonesia, Egypt and Argentina.


Medicinal Uses-

* They aid in digestion, treat piles, insomnia, increase immunity, treat respiratory disorders, asthma, bronchitis, common cold, lactation, anemia, skin disorders, boils and cancer.

* They are rich in iron and thus help to treat anaemia.

* The amount of iron in cumin leads to increased haemoglobin production and so adequate amounts of oxygen reach brain and other organs.

* Cumin contains vitamin E and useful in treatment of skin disorders, wrinkles, age spots etc. They contain disinfectant and antifungal properties.

* To cure stomachache- Make powder of cumin seeds and mix with equal amounts of honey. Consume this mixture bit by bit.

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