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Cumin Seed - Other Vernacular Names And Facts

Another name (other vernacular names) : 

  • Cuminum cyminum,
  • Jira (in Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Oriya, and Punjabi),
  • Jiru (in Gujarati),
  • Zyur (in Kashmiri),
  • Jeerakam (in Malayalam, Tamil),
  • Jeelakarra (in Telugu), 

Interesting Facts and information :

  • An essential ingredient in many mixed Spices, chutneys s, chili, and curry powders.
  • Cumin is especially popular in Asian, North African, and Latin American cuisines. The Seedlike Fruits can be used whole or ground as a Spice.
  • Their distinctive aroma is heavy and robust, and their taste is warm and reminiscent of caraway.

Therapeutic uses :

  • At one time, Cuminwas widely used as a home medicinal and is still of local importance in traditional medicine in some places.
  • The oil is used in perfumery, for flavoring a variety of Liquor s, and for medicinal and veterinary purposes.
  • Cumin might have cholesterol-lowering and antibacterial effects, but it's unclear if these effects impact the body.
  • People use Cuminfor abnormal levels of cholesterol or blood fats, obesity, Diarrhea, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.


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