Cumin health benefits

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Cumin seeds also called jeera (in Hindi), was originated in Egypt. It is a widely popular Indian spice that is used as an ingredient in a number of dishes. It not only gives fantastic aroma and flavor but also adds numerous health benefits to the dish. Cumin has antioxidant, carminative, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, anti-flatulent and stimulant properties. It contains vitamins like A, C, E and B-complex. It is also rich in dietary fiber and minerals.

Best cumin health benefits:

 

cumin health benefits

 

1) Improves digestion:

Cumin promotes the secretion of pancreatic enzymes that assist in breakdown food and therefore lead to healthier digestion. Cumin seed strengthens a lethargic digestive system. It acts as an acid neutralizer to fight stomach acidity. It contains thymol and other important oils that stimulate the salivary glands thereby helping in food digestion.

2) Controls blood pressure:

Ground cumin is low sodium herb and specie (1 tsp contains 10mg of sodium), reduce sodium in your diet that means help in lowering or preventing high blood pressure. Drinking a glass of jeera water with an empty stomach in the early morning helps to control your blood pressure level.

3) Control cancer:

Cumin has anti-cancer property like cuminaldehyde which is very helpful to prevent the growth of tumors. Some other properties such as anti-bacterial and anti-fungal makes it more effective for eliminating toxin substance from our body.

4) Improve immunity:

Cumin is rich in anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties which help to enhance the immunity system by fighting against the infection.

5) Anemia:

Cumin seed is a good source of iron which plays an important role in the formation of hemoglobin in blood which is necessary for oxygen transportation in the entire body. Thus cumin seeds keep you protected from anemia.

6) Improve memory:

Many ayurvedic medicines are using it as an ingredient for memory booster. It is rich in vitamin B2, B3 and B6 which is known for memory improvement.

7) Metabolism:

Cumin has good amount of iron in it which helps to maintain out metabolic activities. Good metabolism process assists to keep other body processes in ensure.

8) Sexual health:

Cumin is rich in metal like zinc and potassium. For sperm production zinc is important and potassium assists in maintaining blood pressure and healthy heart rate.

9) Fight insomnia:

Cumin contains a hormone called melatonin that aids you to fall asleep. It is found to be effective for curing insomnia and other sleep disorders. For sleeping well mix pulp of a ripe banana with fresh ground cumin powder and eat it every night.

10) Healthy hair:

Cumin has enough nutrients required for proper hair growth. Mainly black cumin is important nutrient to restrict hair fall.

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