Cumin has numerous health benefits but in this post” Ayurvedic health benefits and uses of cumin” we discuss the how cumin are used in different Ayurvedic treatments.
Other names of cumin
Cuminum cymium, Jirka, Jeera, Jira, Jirakam, Jilakarra, Jirige.
Fruits of Cumin are very much useful to get relief from many diseases. It is cooling, anaphrodisiac, astringent, digestive, carminative, anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, galactagogue, and uterine and nervine tonic.
Ayurvedic health benefits and uses of Cumin
Loss of Appetite and Flatulence
Take cumin powder and jaggery mix it well and make small balls and have it thrice a day. Or you may make a decoction of the seeds drink both will give the same result.
To increase breast milk secretion
Take some white cumin seeds and fried it in ghee with sugar for some days after delivery in doses of one teaspoon thrice every day with milk.
Take some cumin seeds and fry it. Have one teaspoon of it with honey thrice daily.
For pregnant women, mix a teaspoon of cumin seed powder in some lime juice to drive nausea away.
Leave a mixture of white cumin seeds in a vessel filled with water overnight sweeten this infusion with palm candy in the morning and drink it to increase urine output and to reduce fever.
Cold and fevers
Water boiled in cumin and ginger is used as a beverage to clear the infection.
a fine powder of cumin, mixed in coconut milk is applied over boils. especially in summer to effect a quick care.
A decoction of cumin and gingelly seeds, sweetened with palm candy, helps set off menstruation and promotes blood flow.
Take a teaspoon of cumin powder with sugar twice a day.
Wash the face with cumin-boiled water and then apply a paste of black and white cumin seeds in milk cream as a pack to clear and promote complexion.
These are the Ayurvedic health benefits and uses of Cumin.