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10 Hidden Benefits of Cumin Seeds

Cumin seeds are a spice that is widely used all over the world. Cumin seeds in ground form and also as a whole.  Cumin seeds are used for making curries, marinades and sauces. Apart from its extensive use in cuisines, this aromatic cumin spice is well known for its medicinal properties. There are numerous health benefits of cumin seeds, chiefly it aids in digestion, boosts immunity and also is known for its cancer fighting properties.

Cumin seeds are also an excellent source of iron.

There are 3 types of cumin seeds and of these the black cumin seeds are more treasured. Black cumin seeds contain 100 chemical compounds which includes, protein, carbohydrates, minerals and fatty acids. They are well known for its healing properties.


Removes toxins in the body

Cumin seeds have detoxifying agents like Cuminaldehyde, Thymol and phosphorus. Thus regular use of cumin seeds helps in removal of toxins in the body.


Maintains a Healthy and Beautiful skin

Cumin seeds have Vitamin E which prevents pre mature ageing symptoms like wrinkles, age spots and sagging skin. Drinking cumin water will facilitate absorption of nutrients and detoxification of skin.

(Read: The Amazing Healing Properties of Sesame Seeds)

Treats Dandruff

Cumin seed oil is used in scalp treatments to get rid of dandruff.


Aids in Losing Weight

Cumin seeds aids in reducing fat around abdominal area. It is rich in fibre and so suppresses your appetite.


Prevents Cancer

Thymoquinone present in cumin seeds stops the growth of cancerous cells especially prostate cancer. Drinking a glass of cumin water daily might just work as a brilliant corresponding medicine for cancer.

Benefits of Cumin Seeds

Builds Immunity

Cumin seeds are rich source of nutrients and antioxidents and so will boost your immunity. Consuming cumin seeds regularly will ensure you have greater immunity against many ailments like common cold, flu etc.


Prevents Anaemia

Cumin seeds are a rich source of iron. Thus consumption of cumin seeds aids in preventing anaemia by boosting your RBC count and haemoglobin production.


Aids in digestion

Cumin water is a traditionally used for curing indigestion. Cumin seeds help to increase the release of bile from the liver. Bile helps in digesting fats and certain nutrients in your gut.


Helps to keep your diabetes in check

Consume cumin seeds aid to reduce glucose levels in blood thereby keeps your diabetes in check.


Relief from insomnia

Oil from cumin seeds helps to bring relief stress and anxiety that are common causes of insomnia. Cumin seeds also aid in proper digestion which bring in relief from insomnia.

Above are some of the best benefits of use of cumin seeds. There are many more like aids in fighting inflammation, curbs itching, inflammation and body heat etc. Consume cumin seeds by adding it either as a whole or in the powder form to reap the benefits.


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