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.