Cumin is very commonly and popularly known as ‘Jeera’ in India. It is a very important and the most commonly used spice in most of the Asian countries. It is used for many purposes. In Ayurvedic science, this spice works the best in soothing down many gastro-intestinal disorders. In almost all the kitchens of Asia, you will find people using cumin as one of the most important spices to cook food.
The spice also has some other hidden magical benefits such as calming down the bowel movements, getting rid of stomach and intestinal gas, controlling diarrhea and increasing sexual desire thereby working as an aphrodisiac.
Let’s look at the 3 main advantages of cumin powder:
- It helps in improving digestion
The most common problem that many face across the world is indigestion of food. And it is so because we are used to living a very fast and busy life due to which we eat any junk or stuff ourselves with one-time meal. This food habit leads to indigestion. Cumin, as a regular spice item, really works faster and better to improve your digestion. It increases the number of digestive enzymes further speeding up the digestion process.
- It fights against inflammation
Heart inflammation, liver inflammation and stomach inflammation all follow you with improper diet pattern. There are certain spices that can definitely help and cumin is one of them. Well, there are many compounds of cumin that have the qualities to combat inflammation. However, there is a continuous research to confirm on its types and numbers.
- It can help to cure drug overdose
Narcotics are a growing concern in today’s world. There are certain types of drugs that induce your feeling of craving and soothe your restless brain. These types of drugs make you dreadfully dependent on them and slowly you start taking these more. There are certain components in cumin that can help in reducing the addictive attitude of the victim and prevent withdrawal symptoms. Clinical research in this regard is yet to confirm the types of such cumin components.