Arabic Name : Kammoon
Bengali Name : Jira, Sadajira
Chinese Name : Kuming, Xiao hui xiang
English Name : Cumin Seeds
French Name : Cumin des prés
German Name : Kreuzkümmel, Mutterkümmel
Gujarati Name : Jiru, Jeeru, Safed Jirun, Shaknu Jirun, Saadu Jirun, Dholu Jiru
Hindi Name : Safed Jira, Safed Jeera
Kannada Name : Jirege, Bilejirege
Kashmiri Name : Safed Zyur
Latin name : Cuminum cyminum Linn.
Marathi Name : Pandhare Jire
Persian Name : Zeera Safed
Punjabi Name : Safed Jira, Chitta Jira
Sanskrit Name : Ajaji, Jira, Jiraka, Jeeraka, Hrasvanga, Svetajiraka
Urdu Name : Zeera Safed
Description : Cumin seeds have long been considered analgesic, anthelmintic, antibacterial, antibilious, antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, astringent, carminative, cooling, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, galactagogue, stimulant and stomachic. They are useful in chronic diarrhoea and dyspepsia, for improving appetite and taste and are also useful in cold, counters heart irregularity caused by excess digestive wind, eases clamping period pain, phlegmatic cough and bronchitis. They also build up the immune system of people who suffer severe allergies. They have also been credited with aphrodisiac properties and form an ingredient of most prescriptions for gonorrhoea. Can also be used as a natural breast enhancer. They can also stimulate menstruation and lactation.
Recommended Dosage : 1 to 3 g powder of ripe fruits.
Contraindication : The seeds have no known warnings or contraindications.