Cumin – A Wonderful Spice
Cumin is the 2nd most popular spice in the world and can be used as a whole seed or in ground form. Cumin is an excellent source of minerals such as Iron, Manganese, Copper, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Potassium. It also contains the good source of B-complex Vitamins such as Thiamin, Vitamin B-6, Niacin, Riboflavin, and other vital anti-oxidant Vitamins like Vitamin E, A and C. Here are some amazing health benefits of Cumin:
- Regulates Digestion
The presence of thymol and other essential oils in Cumin stimulate the salivary glands that secrete acids, bile and enzymes which are responsible for proper digestion and nutrient assimilation.
- Maintains Immunity
Cumin is packed with an abundance of Iron, Vitamin C and Vitamin A which is important for optimal functioning of the immune system in the body. It is also rich in anti-oxidants, which fights against free radicals and lowers risks of infections by building strong barriers against viruses, bacteria and other harmful pathogens.
- Prevents Anaemia
Cumin is rich in Iron which is the main constituent for the production of Haemoglobin in the Red Blood Corpuscles. Hemoglobin is a substance that carries and transports oxygen to the body cells.Cumin is the most nutritious supplement for anaemic people and can help to reduce the symptoms of anaemia like fatigue, anxiety, cognitive malfunction and digestive issues.
- Treats Asthma & Bronchitis
Due to its anti-inflammatory property, cumin is beneficial to deal with respiratory disorders such as Asthma and Bronchitis. The presence of aromatic rich essential oils makes cumin an ideal anti-congestive and expectorant that help to reduce the phlegm and mucus accumulation in the respiratory tract.
- Control Diabetes
Cumin seeds have a powerful effect to control diabetes by reducing the chances of hypoglycemia. It helps in lowering the blood sugar level in the body.
- Treats Insomnia
Cumin seeds are highly effective for the treatment of insomnia. It contains an essential oil that is soothing in nature which helps to relieve stress and anxiety that commonly cause insomnia.
- Prevents Cancer
Cumin has anti-carcinogenic and chemopreventive properties including Vitamin A and Vitamin C that can help to prevent the risks of cancer. As it contains an active compound, known as Cuminaldehyde that helps in retarding the growth of tumours.
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