What is Cumin?

Cuminum cyminum, or cumin, is a plant species belonging to the parsley family. The homeland of the annual herbaceous plant, which blooms pinkish and white flowers between May and June, is the Middle East and the Eastern Mediterranean. During the cultivation of cumin, its stem is upright and its upper part branches. The flowers among the threadlike and hairless leaves are gathered in umbrellas. In addition to being a special scent, its fruits carry resin and tannin as well as fixed and essential oils.

What are the Benefits of Cumin? 

The benefits of cumin, which is one of the indispensable spices of the kitchen, are as follows;

  • It is good for stomach aches.
  • It speeds up the digestive system.
  • It treats gastrointestinal disorders such as bloating.
  • It helps to alleviate gas problems in the stomach.
  • It supports growth in children.
  • It provides the renewal of the blood lost by young women during the menstrual period.
  • It contributes to the muscle and bone development of children.
  • It helps to eliminate iron deficiency.
  • It reduces the amount of high sugar in the blood.
  • It lowers high cholesterol.
  • As a rich antioxidant, it fights free radicals that damage the body.

How Should Cumin Be Consumed?

Cumin, one of the most preferred spices in kitchens, is used to add flavor to many dishes. At the same time, tea can be prepared with the infusion of cumin seeds. The oil of cumin can be used by adding a small amount into shampoos. At the same time, in skin disorders, it can be preferred in topical form, on the condition of being careful.