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
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 22 g||33%|
|Saturated fat 1.5 g||7%|
|Cholesterol 0 mg||0%|
|Sodium 168 mg||7%|
|Potassium 1,788 mg||51%|
|Total Carbohydrate 44 g||14%|
|Dietary fiber 11 g||44%|
|Sugar 2.3 g|
|Protein 18 g||36%|
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.
- Johri, R. K. “Cuminum Cyminum and Carum Carvi: An Update.” Pharmacognosy Reviews 5.9 (2011): 63–72. PMC. Web. 1 July 2015.
- 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.
- 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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