Jeera/Cumin (belongs to the Apiaceae family) seeds are very famous for their medicinal benefits having spicy flavour and slightly bitter taste. It has a strong phytochemical compound called as the cuminaldehyde (4-isopropylbenzaldehyde) which gives it a pungent aroma as well as the hot and spicy taste. Generally, in India it is used to fry the soups, curries, sauces and etc to get the aromatic and yummy taste.
Benefits of Jeera (Cumin)
Drinking luke warm jeera water is considered as to rehydrate the human body and keep refresh all the time.
Promote Digestive System Functioning:
It helps in improving the saliva secretion, enhancing appetite and relieving the digestive disorders.
Effective Remedy for Many Problems:
It also provides relief from the chills, reduce swellings, relieve breathing difficulties, regulate bowel movements, relief joint infections, treat umbilical hernia, treat intestinal diseases, eyes problems and toothache.
Reduces Baby Crying:
It helps to get rid from the constant crying in the children.
Improves Milk Production in Mothers:
Eating cumin seeds in food and drink its water improves the breast feeding in the lactating mother.
Maintains Blood Sugar Level:
It manages the proper blood content in the body and lowers the blood sugar level in the blood.
Because of its richness in the iron content, it helps in treating the anemia by maintaining the haemoglobin content of the blood.
Keeps Body Fresh:
It increases the blood haemoglobin level thus enhances the oxygen carrying capacity of the cells throughout the body.
Jeera/Cumin seeds act as a good bronchodilator and have a compound called Thymoquinone which helps in reducing the inflammations and treating asthma.
Boosts Immunity System:
It is a very good anti-oxidant spice which fights with the free radicals in the body and enhances the body immunity to better fights with all the infections.
Promotes Healthy Menstruation:
It is very beneficial for the women of all age group as it helps in maintaining the healthy menstrual cycle.
Prevents from Cancer:
It is very effective against the cancer and prevents from the colon, stomach, liver and breast cancer as it contains the variety of anti-carcinogenic agents such as thymol, dithymoquinone, thymoquinone, thymohydroquinone and anti-oxidants like eugenol and limonene.
Cures Respiratory Problems:
Jeera seeds are rich in the Vitamin C and have anti fungal properties thus aids in curing the cold including other respiratory problems.
It Regularizes Metabolism Process:
It also helps in maintaining the kidney health and metabolism process.
Prevents from Digestive Disorders:
Starting every morning with a glass of jeera water helps to fight with the various disorders such as morning sickness, diarrhoea, flatulence, nausea, dyspepsia, mal-absorption syndrome as it helps in stimulating the secretion of enzymes which breaks the carbohydrate, glucose and fat.