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Uses of Cumin (Jeera)

Characteristics

Cumin is available in white or black colours, the latter being too costly, hence the white variety otlen used in food, spices, condiments and medicines. It is rich in iron, calcium, phosphorus, potassium and sodium, Vitamins A and B. Its seeds contain 3-5% thiamine in volatile oil and the smell and taste, in cumin seeds, is present because of thiamine. Its seeds help to increase milk in breasts of nursing mothers, regulate menses, help in facilitating easy delivery, remove various liver and stomach disorders. Paste of its seeds is applied to muscles which are stiff and painful.

How it looks - It is a smalt slender annual herb with bluish green leaves, small white or rose-coloured flowers and greyish fruits.

What we use - Fruits (though we call them cumin seeds they are actually the fruits of the plant) .

What it does - It is cooling, anaphrodisiac, astringent, digestive, carminative, anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, galactogogue, and uterine and nervine tonic.

Home Remedies for the Treatment of various Disorders

  • To control dysentery and diarrhoea - mix half a teaspoon of ground cumin powder to yoghurt.

  • Pregnant ladies should not use jeera in excess, as it may cause abortion.

  • Ground cumin powder be boiled in water for 10 minutes and, after mixing sugar candy to taste, may be taken for 15-20 days, preferably in the morning and evening, so that energy and vigour are provided to the body.

  • For digestion - Prepare a kheer of cumin powder or seeds in milk and take the same, after mixing some sugar or sugar-candy to taste, to have better digestion, mental faculty and physique.
  • Cumin seed is an excellent repeller and preventer of insects. Keep cumin seeds in woollen clothes, cup-boards, near books, after they have been kept and tied in a piece of cloth.

  • For scorpion bite effects - Paste of cumin, ghee and salt will eliminate scorpion bite effects. Before going to bed, take a teaspoonful of cumin to have the worms expelled and continue for 2-3 days.

  • For Freckles - Apply a paste, prepared from cumin seeds, til and mustard oil, on face to cure spots and freckles from face so as to give natural glow and softness and appearance. Further, washing the face with water in which cumin has been boiled will do the job left out by the above application of paste, The latter will beautify the face. Both can be tried, one after the another.

  • In loss of appetite and flatulence - Cumin powder and jaggery are rolled into small balls and consumed from time to time. Or you could make a decoction of the seeds to drink.

  • To increase breastmilk secretion - Take white cumin seeds fried in ghee with sugar for some days after delivery in doses of 1 tsp thrice daily with milk.

  • In morning sickness - For pregnant women, mix a tsp of cumin seed powder in some lime juice to drive nausea away.

  • In white discharge - Fry and powder cumin seeds and take a tsp twice a day with honey.

  • In jaundice - Leave a mixture of white cumin seeds in a vessel filled with water overnight. Sweeten this infusion with palm candy in the morning and drink it to increase urine output and to reduce fever.

  • In colds and fevers - Water boiled in cumin and ginger is used as a beverage to clear the infection.

  • In boils - A fine powder of cumin, mixed in coconut milk is applied over boils, especially in summer to effect a quick cure.

  • In delayed periods - A decoction of cumin and gingelly seeds, sweetened with palm candy, helps set off menstruation and promotes blood flow.

  • In urinary calculi - Take a tsp of cumin powder with sugar twice a day.

  • As a cosmetic - Wash the face with cumin-boiled water and then apply a paste of black and white cumin seeds in milk cream as a pack to clear and promote complexion.

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