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The benefits and harms of Cumin

Cumin (Jeera) is very useful for digestion — it relieves colic and stomach cramps, reduces symptoms of diarrhea and flatulence, improves appetite and digestion. Tea with cumin helps with morning sickness and improves lactation, alleviates insomnia, tones, enhances memory and is an effective aphrodisiac. For cough treatment in folk medicine used a tea of cumin, coriander, fennel and cardamom. The same tea with cumin is recommended for removing toxins from the body and normalize the functioning of your kidneys. Medicine has long recognized the benefits of cumin, and the harm is mostly associated with contraindications, which include stomach ulcer and duodenal ulcer, and inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.

Cumin seeds (cumin) contain from 2.5 to 4% essential oil, kuminova aldehyde (p-isopropyl-benzaldehyde, 25 to 35%), thymol, Perilla-aldehyde, kuminova alcohol, alpha-and beta-pinen (21%), dipentene, p-qimeng-and beta-phellandrene.

Kuminova oil finds application in perfume industry.

Global positioning systems (GPS) since ancient times used in medicine. For example, the Greeks are still preparing a special tea that improves the health of children.



Cumin is a good tonic, an aphrodisiac.

Effect of cumin improves digestion (the treatment of stomach and renal diseases, flatulence, colic and diarrhea), and stimulates the appetite. Zira has a diuretic effect. Removes toxins from the body. Cumin is used in gynecology (increase milk in nursing mothers...) and neurology (helps to fight amnesia, insomnia...).

The spice cumin is antiseptic; externally helps to dissolve tumors, various skin swellings (pimples, rashes...). Reduces the pain.

Cumin is good for clearing the respiratory tract. Helps to fight nausea, including in the first months of pregnant women.

Zira is contraindicated in gastritis with high acidity, gastric ulcer and 12 duodenal ulcer.

There are also cases of allergic reactions to products having in its composition of cumin.