Benefits Of Cumin

Cumin is a very small annual plant. Its sanskrit name Jiraka literally means ‘promoting digestion’. It is a good tonic for diseases of the digestive system.

Benefits of Cumin: Bloating, indigestion, dyspepsia, diarrhoea, chest tightness, diseases of female reproductive system, anti-bacterial.

Action: Carminative, antispasmodic, stimulant, diuretic, antibacterial, emmenagogue, galactagogue.

Scientific name: Cuminum cyminum.

Useful part: Seeds.

Dosage: Fruit—1-3 g powder.


Rasa (taste): Pungent, bitter

Vırya(energy): Cooling

Vipaka (post-digestive effect): Pungent

Guna (quality): Light, dry

Dosa effect: VPK=, P+ in excess

Dhatu(tissue): Muscle, blood, plasma

Srotas (channel): Digestive,respiratory

Classical and common names

Ayurvedic: Shveta-jiraka, Ajaaji.

English: Cumin.

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