Cumin is actually an herb. It came into the list of spices because of its wide range of benefits. Also this spice has its own medicinal use. People have started using cumin powder as the main ingredient while cooking food as it goes well with almost anything that you cook, be it vegetarian or non-vegetarian food. Cumin is a natural source of manganese, phosphorous, iron and magnesium. The other nutrients and vitamins present in cumin powder are riboflavin, niacin, thiamine, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin E and Vitamin B6.

Many use cumin in two forms mainly – the seeds and the powder. Both give you the similar properties. The ground cumin or powdered cumin can act faster and provide you with immediate results as your stomach doesn’t have to play hard on it.

The top 3 medical benefits of cumin powder are as follows:

1.      It boosts the process of digestion

It may seem very common to you, but indigestion can lead you to many grave diseases. Hence it becomes crucial to include spices that have the ability to combat indigestion. One very important benefit of cumin is its fight against indigestion. Its carminative nature can relieve you from gas troubles. If taken with hot water, the essential oils, sodium and magnesium in it promote digestion and give you an immediate relief from abrupt stomachache. Cumin extract helps to fight against irritable bowel syndrome and bloating.

2.      It increase the power of immunity

If you can take cumin orally, your immunity system is strengthened. Certain natural nutrients in cumin such as iron, Vitamin A and C, and essential oils are natural immunity boosters. Vitamin C promotes the functioning of white blood cells that further neutralizes the growth of free radicals. This prevents you from many cardiovascular diseases and cancer.

3.      It cures respiratory disorders

Cumin has caffeine and other aromatic essential oils that act as anti-congestive agents. It can cure asthma and bronchitis, the two major respiratory problems. As an expectorant, it loosens the accumulated mucus in your respiratory tracts and eliminates it via sneezing, coughing and spitting. It helps in quick healing from the initial cold and cough symptoms.