Cumin Jeeragam

Cumin is the dried seed of the herb Cuminum cyminum, a member of the parsley family.

native from the east Mediterranean to India. Its seeds, in both whole and ground form, are used in the cuisines of many different cultures.

Originally cultivated in Iran and Mediterranean region, cumin is mentioned in the Bible in both the Old Testamen and New Testament It was also known in ancient Greece and Rome.

Today, it is mostly grown in Iran, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Morocco, Egypt, India, Syria, Mexico, and Chil

Cumin is the second most popular spice in the world after black pepper

Here are a few home remedies with jeera seeds:

For mouth disorders:
Gargling with ground cumin seeds put in water with cardamom eliminates foul smell and cures blisters of the mouth.
Massaging the gums with powdered roasted cumin seeds mixed with rock salt (in equal proportions) helps in reducing the swelling of gums and cures pain.

for stomach ailments:
One teaspoon cumin seeds boiled in a glass of water then cooled stained taken thrice a day eliminates indigestion. Taking ground cumin seeds with honey or jaggery after meals cures stomach ache.

Jeera for diarrhea:
Taking roasted ground cumin seeds powder mixed with half teaspoon honey controls loose motions.
One teaspoon of cumin seeds boiled with a glass of water should be mixed with a teaspoon of fresh coriander leaf juice and pinch of salt. This decoction can be taken twice daily after meals as a medicine for diarrhea.

Jeera for common cold:
Boil water and add a teaspoon of cumin seeds to it and allow it to simmer for a few seconds. Then keep it aside to cool.
If your cold is accompanied by a sore throat, you may add a few pieces of ginger to the boiling water.

Jeera for fever:
Taking cumin seeds with jaggery twice a day for 2-3 weeks helps in case of fevers.

Jeera for piles:
Taking cumin seeds with sugar candy helps in curing piles.
Add 1 teaspoon each of cumin seeds, aniseeds, coriander seeds to 2 cups of water and boil till the water reduces to one cup. Take this water with pure ghee. It helps to eliminate oozing of blood in case of piles.
Taking 1 teaspoon ground cumin seeds and quarter teaspoon ground black pepper with honey eliminates pain and cures piles.

Jeera for insomnia:
Cumin seeds can also used for treating insomnia.
A teaspoon of the fried powder of cumin seeds mixed with the pulp of a ripe banana can be taken at night to induce sleep.

Jeera for Boils:
A fine paste of black cumin seeds (jeera) with water should be applied as a paste over the boils for relief.


Cumin seeds are used as a spice for their distinctive aroma, popular in
North African,
Middle Eastern,
Sri Lankan,
northern Mexican cuisines,
central Asian Uzbek cuisine,
and the western Chinese cuisines of Sichuan and Xinjiang.
Cumin can be found in some Dutch cheeses, such as Leyden cheese,
and in some traditional breads from France