Friday, March 6, 2015

Useful Cumin

Cumin seeds are called Seerakam or Jeeragam in Tamil, Jeera or zeera in Hindi. It is also called cumin, Cuminum cyminum. In Sanskrit, Cumin is known as Jira. It means, “that which helps digestion". Cumin has spicy flavour. It is used in the preparation of soups, curries, sauces, etc.

·         Cumin acts as medicine, spice and food. It is used in many home remedies.

·         Drinking warm cumin water rehydrates and refreshes the body.

·         It helps in enhancing appetite and relieving digestive disorders.

·         It provides relief from breathing difficulties.

·         It improves breast feeding in lactating mothers.

·         It manages the blood sugar level in the blood.

·         It helps in treating the anemia.

·         It acts as a good bronchodilator. It reduces inflammations and used in the treatment fighting asthma.

·         It is a good anti-oxidant which fights with the free radicals in the body and enhances the body immunity to fights with infections.

·         It maintains menstrual cycle.

·         Soak a teaspoonful of cumin in a tumbler (glass) of water throughout the night and drink it in morning. It relieves bloating, acidity and abdominal gas.

·         Jeera water clears up the respiratory passage by diluting mucous in chest.

·         Regular intake of cumin water gives sound sleep.

·         Taking cumin water with ginger soothes the sore throat.

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