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What Are the Healing Power of Cumin Seeds?

Updated on August 8, 2016

Cumin cyminum, is a small annual herb from the parsley family, it is believed to have originated in southern Egypt, Turkestan and the eastern part of the Mediterranean. It is 30 to 60 cm high and is a long stem with many branches with long, finely divided, deep green leaves and small flowers that are white or pink.

The cumin fruit, which is usually called "seed" is long, oval and about 1/2 cm long and yellow-brown in color, a bit like caraway but is longer.

However, this plant is widely cultivated in Iran, India, Morocco, China, South Russia, and Indonesia. The ancient civilizations knew the cumin, because this plant has been cultivated since time immemorial. It appeared on the list of medicinal plants that were in use in Egypt and in the Ebers Papyrus (1550 BC).

Recipe: Carrot soup with cumin and coriander

1 kilo of carrots, 1 potato, 2 bouillon cubes, cumin, coriander, salt, pepper and olive oil. Peel the potatoes and the carrots and cut them into small slices. Then heat for 2 minutes in olive oil. Add pepper, salt and water with some broth, even two teaspoons of cumin and a handful of fresh coriander leaves. Let the soup cook until the carrots are soft. Add some fresh coriander to it and Mix.

Minerals in cumin

4 grams of cumin is enough which is the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for iron. The iron in cumin is a substance found in hemoglobin. The oxygen hemoglobin is transported through the blood. Because there is more iron intake, the oxygen molecules can pass through the blood thereby increasing the intake of extra iron in order to prevent anemia. Except iron are there other minerals in cumin. It contains manganese (7% DV), magnesium (3.8% RDA) and calcium (3.9% RDA). All in all it is a nutritious substance.

The healing power of cumin

Cumin has been used as a medicinal seed by the ancient Greeks and Romans. It was mainly used for proper digestion. Cumin stimulates the production of enzymes due to the present of thyroid gland. These enzymes provide better digestion. In the liver also are enzymes, the production of which is stimulated by cumin.

These liver enzymes provide detoxification, also referred to as detoxification or detox. Studies on animals have shown that animals do not develop liver and stomach tumors as they got to eat cumin. The animals in the control group that did not eat cumin were found to develop cancerous tumors. Cumin seeds acts as an antioxidant which helps the immune system to free radicals to remove from the

Eating Cumin

Cumin is a tasty cheese pancake. Mix batter with cumin and cook a pancake on which you paste cheese dough. Alternatively, you can also mix the cheese and cumin in a blender with the batter and then make a pancake. Of course you can also use Leiden cumin cheese or cheese. Cumin is also a good herb to use in bread dough when you bake bread.



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