Cumin {Cuminum cyminum} 

The ayurvedic or sanskrit term for Cumin is Jeerak and it is said to balance all three doshas.


Ayurvedic Characteristics and Uses

  1. Effect on doshas – Balancing for all doshas, improves digestion without aggravating Pitta
  2. Taste  – pungent and bitter
  3. Energetics –cooling
  4. Main Action – Aids digestion and help eliminate toxins
  5. Other Uses – Diuretic, Stimulant, Antispasmodic, Valuable in dyspepsia, diarrhoea, hoarseness, flatulence and colic


Modern Research

  1. Helps fight cancer, Lowers blood sugar, Diabetes type 2, Osteoporosis, Food poisoning