Shah Jeera or Cumin Seeds Benefits

by Rupa Kumari
7 minutes read

Shah Jeera or Cumin Seeds Benefits: I remember using cumin seeds to scrub off the dead cells from my face. Surprised? Well yes, there are certain ingredients in our kitchen that can be used on hair or skin for some amazing purposes in addition to their traditional health benefits. This magical kitchen ingredient can either be used as a seed or in its powdered form. Both of them work equally well.  Cumin is rich in various minerals such as iron, magnesium, manganese, calcium, phosphorus, copper and potassium, vitamin A, C, E, B6, etc. Its strong flavor and aroma are a plus point and the amazing benefits cherry on the cake. Consuming about a teaspoon of cumin can meet all the daily nutrition requirements.  Here are some amazing benefits of cumin, we hardly knew about.

Benefits of Cumin

 Benefits of Jeera FOR HEALTH:-

  • Regulates  Digestion

Cuminaldehyde and thymol present in essential oil help in the digestion of food. Cumin provides relief from gas troubles, thereby enabling proper digestion of food. If you suffer from stomach ache, take cumin with hot water, this would instantly provide relief. This happens due to the essential oil, magnesium, and sodium present in cumin.

  • Cures Piles

Cumin is known for curing piles. If you are suffering from piles or know someone who could use this information tell them how good consumption of cumin can be for them. Piles are a result of constipation with infection in the wound in the anal tract. Cumin has dietary fiber content and its antifungal, antimicrobial properties help in curing piles.

  • Prevents Diabetes

This spice can be helpful in treating diabetes as well as per earlier studies. Consumption of cumin reduces hypoglycemia, thus, preventing diabetes. Though human tests are still ongoing, the benefits of cumin make it worthy of a try.

  • Treats Insomnia

Insomnia or lack of sleep has become a very common disorder today. A relaxed mind is a key to healthy sleep. As per studies good digestion and intake of vitamins infuse sound sleep and cumin is known to do the same very well. Cumin also helps in relieving stress and anxiety. So now you know the solution.

  • Cures Asthma & Bronchitis

Cumin provides relief in cases of respiratory disorders such as asthma and bronchitis. It clears up the mucus and accumulated phlegm thus clearing the blockage and providing relief in a cough and the common cold.

  • Increases Lactation

Cumin contains iron and calcium. This is why it is considered very good for lactating mothers or pregnant women. The presence of thymol in cumin results in an increase of secretion of milk, which is why the intake of cumin by pregnant women or lactating mothers is advised.

  • Prevents Anaemia

As mentioned earlier, iron content in cumin can help prevent and cure anemia. Iron in hemoglobin is essential as it transfers the oxygen to the body. The lack of it causes anemia. Hence to prevent and cure anemia increase your intake of cumin. It will help reduce fatigue, digestive issues, caused by anemia.

  • Improves Immunity/Treats Common Cold

Cumin is known to improve immunity and protect one from various health problems. Consuming them provides necessary nutrition to the body such as iron, calcium, magnesium etc. These mineral help the body to fight various seasonal health problems and the resistant to diseases. Not just this, vitamin c in cumin helps the body in treating common cold too.

 Benefits of Jeera FOR SKIN:-

  • Skin Care

Vitamin E is the essential thing for a healthy skin. Because of the presence of vitamin E in cumin makes it wonderful for various skin issues and keeps it healthy. It prevents skin aging, spots, fungal infections to name a few.

  • Fights Premature Aging

Yet again the vitamin E in cumin helps in fighting premature aging such as wrinkles, age spots, Sagging skin, etc. It keeps the skin feeling young and glowing. Cumin makes the skin healthy and beautiful that lasts long.

  • Treats Boils

Boils are the result of toxins accumulated in the body. People who regularly consume cumin have fewer toxins in their bodies and the symptoms of boils such as rashes, pimples etc are usually reduced.

  • Cumin As A Scrub/Face pack

You can also use cumin to scrub off dead cells. Take unevenly ground cumin seeds, mix it with turmeric or curd and use it as a scrub. You can also use it as a face pack for a glowing face. Mix it up with turmeric and honey, apply all over the face and neck and after a while wash off with normal or lukewarm water.

 Benefits of Jeera  FOR HAIR:-

  • Treats Hair Loss

Black cumin contains more than 100 nutrients and vitamins that replenish the hair, thus treating hair loss and making it healthy. It fights hair loss and baldness. Mix olive oil and black cumin oil in equal proportions and after having your bath, apply it to the portions affected. This will promote hair growth.

  • Treats Dandruff

One can also use black cumin seeds for treating dandruff. Oil extracts from cumin is a great carminative, antioxidants, stimulant and diuretic. Thus massaging the scalp with this oil will help in removing dandruff.

Who knew cumin could be used for so many other purposes than just in the kitchen. Now that you know, go use it to your advantage.

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Sone April 2, 2018 - 3:07 PM

Such a useful article Rupa B-) :haanji

rupa April 3, 2018 - 12:20 PM

Thank you so much Ma’am :love :balleballe

Deepsikha April 2, 2018 - 3:09 PM

Helps with diabetes and Insomnia!
Thanks for this informative post :haanji

rupa April 3, 2018 - 12:22 PM

Thank you so much Deepsikha, glad you found it helpful.. :love

Smriti S April 2, 2018 - 3:15 PM

i have a bad cold. need to do this soon. amazing and very helpful article Rupa :love :love

rupa April 3, 2018 - 12:23 PM

Thank you so much Smriti. Yup, please try the trick and get well soon:)

Apoorwa verma April 2, 2018 - 3:25 PM

Wow !!! Cumin has got so many skin care and health related benefits , amazed .. very informative article rupa :love

rupa April 3, 2018 - 12:24 PM

Even i didn’t know so much about cumin. Thank you Apoorwa :love

Simran April 2, 2018 - 3:52 PM

So informative! Superb review?

rupa April 3, 2018 - 12:24 PM

Thanks a lot Simran 🙂

Sreeparna Ganguly April 2, 2018 - 5:09 PM

Cumin is a great ingredient for the digestive system that I knew but I did not know it is such good for insomnia and bronchitis..
Beautifully detailed article :haanji :rose:

rupa April 3, 2018 - 12:26 PM

we need to try everything if it relates to insomnia.. nai?? Anyway, thank you so much Sreeparna :rose:

Srishti April 3, 2018 - 12:39 PM

Such a detailed and informative article 🙂