Cumin Seed - Cuminum Cyminum L.
Cumin Seed - Cuminum Cyminum L.
Cumin Seed - Cuminum Cyminum L.

Cumin Seed - Cuminum Cyminum L.

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Enjoy the natural decongestant properties of Cumin

Cumin - Cuminum Cyminum

Origin: United States

Used part: Seeds


Surely you know the cumin. This spice from Egypt has become popular in the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East and Mexico. Its most common use is still in cooking, but cumin seeds offer many health benefits, which are not always used in the right way. For example, the most indicated way to get these health benefits is by drinking the cumin tea, also called cumin broth.

Health benefits:

Cumin tea offers varied benefits to the health of those who consume it regularly, among them we can highlight: help in the loss of mucus, for being a great expectorant; help in curing various respiratory problems such as sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia due to its antiseptic properties; relieves abdominal pain and cramps; prevents fatigue; reduces the incidence of gas and digestion problems; when combined with ginger it becomes a wonderful remedy for throat problems; drinking tea often reduces the production of saliva in the mouth, as well as helping to heal possible mouth sores.

People with urinary problems, or with a tendency to have them, can consume cumin tea frequently. It helps in treating infections in the area and promotes a detoxification of the body, which "cleans" the entire region of the kidneys and bladder. Also known are the benefits of using tea for those who suffer from insomnia and those who wish to have a faster metabolism.

One of the most indicated in the treatments to combat anemia, cumin tea stands out for being rich in iron and easy to make. There are no studies to prove it, but popular wisdom claims that cumin tea is helpful in combating various types of cancer, as well as being a good ally in asthma and arthritis treatments.

Good Herbal Remedy:

  • Hot cumin tea is helpful for bronchitis or asthma attacks
  • Helps treat disorders in digestion as it contains substances that help activate the salivary glands and secretion of bile
  • Because it is rich in iron and thymol, it helps infants in breastfeeding, as it increases milk production
  • Boosts liver function
  • With antiseptic property, it helps to improve the cleansing of the body
  • Ingesting the seeds daily stimulates the secretion of the enzymes in the pancreas, which increases the body's ability to absorb nutrients from other foods
  • When consumed in large quantities, it acts as a laxative
  • Helps in healing and wound healing, even in the anal tract, as it is antifungal and antimicrobial
  • It is naturally relaxing in its essential oil form, it reassures and induces sleep
  • Who suffers from anemia can still use cumin, since it is rich in iron
  • This delicacy is also indicated to strengthen the hair and make the skin more beautiful, this is due to the presence of vitamin E, phosphorus and thymol, which eliminate the toxins and prevent the appearance of pimples and boils
  • The cumin oil is used topically to treat insect bites and fungi, but if inhaled it can cure colds and stimulate memory
  • Cumin has properties that eliminate gases as well


The cumin powder can be used as a seasoning of soups, broths, meats and chicken dishes. Already the leaves or their seeds can be used to make the tea, according to the following recipe:

Put 1 tablespoon of cumin leaves or 1 teaspoon of the seeds in 200 ml of boiling water, with the fire already off. Blot and let stand for 10 minutes, strain and drink. A maximum of 2 to 3 cups of this tea per day is recommended.


There are reports that this tea is abortive. That is why the ideal is always before any treatment seek a medical specialist.