Friday, 01 January 2016

In January the new year has arrived everybody is full of motivation and want to change everything – a time when our body is still a little bit weak about all the celebrations of New Year – Cumin will help you to find back to your Balance– it balance your Vatha and Kapha Dosha and has a anti-toxic property. Dr. Nitha Gopalan our diet doctor here at Nattika Beach Resort will explain you all the properties of cumin.

Scientific name: Cuminum cyminum Linn.

Family: Umbelliferae

Useful part: seed

Sanskrit name: jeerka/ajaji


Ayurvedic properties:

  • Reduces kapha and vatha
  • Carminatve
  • Anti- flatulent – reduce flatulence
  • Anti helminthic
  • Relieves fever, skin diseases
  • Anti diarrhoeal
  • Antitoxic
  • Good for eyes

Cumin is the dried seed of the plant Cuminum cyminum coming under the Parsley family. It is an inevitable spice found in the Indian kitchens and also in Ayurvedic medications.

It reduces Kapha and Vatha. It is light and hot in property. It is a strong digestive stimulant and useful in skin diseases, irritable bowel, diarrhoea. It is very effective to relieve bloating. It is anti toxic and also very useful in eye diseases. It has strong wormicidal property. Cumin is diuretic and healthy for the uterus. Improves strength of the body and is aphrodisiac. It is useful in fever as well.


Some drawbacks:

Cumin is safer in appropriate medicinal amount and also in foods.Side effects of cumin are generally very less.



Herbs & Spices in Ayurveda

Herbs & Spices in Ayurveda

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