Amazing Health Benefits of Cumin(Jeera)

Jeera really is an incredible spice! Cumin or Jeera has been commonly used in food spice for thousands of years. Jeera has also been used in traditional medicine.

Nutritional facts about jeera

Calories 375
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22 g33%
Saturated fat 1.5 g7%
Cholesterol 0 mg0%
Sodium 168 mg7%
Potassium 1,788 mg51%
Total Carbohydrate 44 g14%
Dietary fiber 11 g44%
Sugar 2.3 g
Protein 18 g36%
Vitamin C12%Calcium93%
Iron368%Vitamin D0%
Vitamin B620%Cobalamin0%
*Per cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Health Benefits of Cumin

1. Protect Against Diabetes

Cumin(Jeera) oil is a hypoglycemic agent which helps control blood sugar level. Some studies suggest that the inclusion of cumin seeds in your diet could help to control and regulate the problem of hypoglycemia.

2. Good for Pregnant Women

Jeera is very helpful for pregnant women because it helps reduce pain constipation and treat insomnia during pregnancy.

3. Treats Gas Problem

Jeera has gas-reliving properties which provide quick relief from flatulence. Chewing on cumin seeds after your meal helps prevent acidity.

4. Promotes Weight Loss

Jeera tea helps speed up metabolism and in turns aids natural weight loss. Cumin can help in burning calories faster by increasing the speed of metabolism and improving digestion. In a research National Center for Biotechnology (NCB) found that jeera helps in weight loss.

5. Stabilizes Blood Pressure

Cumin is high in magnesium which helps keep blood pressure level under check. In one study, 75 mg of cumin taken twice daily for eight weeks decreased unhealthy blood triglycerides (1).

6. Detoxifies the Body

Enhances the liver’s natural detoxification pathways and aids detoxification. Drinking jeera water concoction acts as a detoxifying agent and also helps boost the body’s metabolism.

7. Boost Immunity

Cumin contains Vitamin C which boost our immune system and defends us from sickness.


  1. Johri, R. K. “Cuminum Cyminum and Carum Carvi: An Update.” Pharmacognosy Reviews 5.9 (2011): 63–72. PMC. Web. 1 July 2015.
  2. Padhye, Subhash et al. “From Here to Eternity – the Secret of Pharaohs: Therapeutic Potential of Black Cumin Seeds and beyond.” Cancer therapy 6.b (2008): 495–510. Print.
  3. Tariq, Mohammad. “Nigella Sativa Seeds: Folklore Treatment in Modern Day Medicine.” Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology : Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association 14.3 (2008): 105–106. PMC. Web. 1 July 2015.

Note: Always consult with your doctor before embarking on a new herbal supplement routine. Make sure to follow the dosing instructions on any commercial cumin products that you buy.

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