9 Health Benefits of Cumin


Health benefits of cumin include preventing digestion related disease, boost immune system, treat various types of disease such as insomnia, piles, asthma, respiratory disorders, bronchitis, common cold, anemia, lactation and boils

June 2, 2018

Cumin is a second most popular spice cultivated many regions throughout the world with numerous health advantages. The scientific name of cumin is Cuminum Cyminum. It belongs to the genus Apiaceae family is a flowering plant. It is believed that this wonderful spice is native to East Mediterranean to South Asia, but now it is also cultivated widely all over the world for domestic and commercial purpose.

Due to various types of Vitamin, Minerals and nutrients, presence in the cumin, it has lots of health benefits. Among that some of the health benefits of cumin include preventing digestion related disease, boost immune system, treat various types of disease such as insomnia, piles, asthma, respiratory disorders, bronchitis, common cold, anemia, lactation and boils, it also helps to reduce the risk of various types of cancer.

Nutritional Value of Cumin:

Cumin contains lots of Vitamin, Minerals and other components. Some of the vitamins that cumin has vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K, Vitamin E, Folates, Niacin and Choline. Cumin also contains dietary fiber, Omega 3 fatty acids, Omega 6 fatty acids, sodium and potassium, which have lots of health advantages. Apart from this cumin also contains minerals such as calcium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, phosphorus, magnesium and iron. The best part of the cumin is, it contains zero cholesterol. 

Cumin Improves Digestion

Cumin is highly rich in essential oil, which increase the saliva in our mouth that helps in digestion of food. Cumin is also highly rich in thymol, which helps to promote the secretion of acids, bile and enzymes in our stomach that helps in digestion of food. Cumin is also acting as carminative, which ensure prevent various kind gas related problem and improve digestion and appetite. 

Cumin Cure Piles

The Piles are a disease of anal tract and the main cause of piles if constipation. Cumin is highly rich in dietary fiber, cuminaldehyde and some pyrazines, which have antifungal and anti-microbial properties. So consumption of cumin on a regular basis can ensure the proper bowel movement and eliminate the waste from our body on time, which helps to prevent constipation, which is the main cause of piles and cuminaldehyde and pyrazines increases the speed of the healing process of infection or wound in the anal tract.  Studies have been proven that those who are consuming cumin on a regular basis, they have less chase of piles problem. 

Cumin Prevents Diabetes

Different studies have been proven that regular consumption of cumin helps to improve the production of insulin, which helps to slow down the absorption of glucose in our blood stream; it is the main cause of diabetes. 

Cumin Helps to Prevent Insomnia

Cumin contains lots of vitamins and essential oil, which helps in our digestion and provide us good sleep. Cumin also has tranquilizing effects and hypnotic nature, which is very good to reduce anxiety and stress. Studies have been proven that consumption of cumin on a regular basis can help to get sound sleep and provide us different vitamins, which helps to keep our brain functioning properly and relieve the stress and anxiety, this is the main cause of insomnia.

Cumin Prevents Anemia

Due to the high amount of iron content found in cumin, it is very essential food to prevent or cure anemia. Consumption of 100 grams of cumin can provide 66mg of iron, which is 5 times than our daily requirement. Iron is the most essential mineral of our blood cells, it helps in the production of red blood cells in our body, that carry oxygen and deficiency of Iron is the main cause of Anemia. So consumption of iron rich food such as cumin on a regular basis can prevent the risk of Anemia. 

Cumin Prevents Alzheimer's

Cumin is highly rich in Iron and Potassium, which is very beneficial to improve Cognitive function and prevent various types of disease such as Alzheimer,s. Iron improves the production of red blood cells and potassium increase the blood circulation in our body, thus our brain gets sufficient amount of oxygen and nutrition, which is very good for our brain function and prevent disease like Alzheimer's and dementia.  

Cumin Improves Skin Health

Cumin is highly rich in vitamin E, which is very good for our skin. Vitamin E is a strong antioxidant, which prevent the oxidative damage to our skin cells and reduce the risk of premature aging and various types of skin related disease such as wrinkles, black spots, etc., and keep our skin glowing and young even in our old age. Apart from this cumin contains essential oil, which has antifungal and disinfectant properties, which helps to prevent fugal and microbial infection to our skin. Cumin is also highly rich in iron, which helps to increase the production of red blood cells. Red blood cells carry oxygen and nutrition to every part of the body. So the increase of red blood cells means our skin will get more oxygenated blood and nutrition, which is very good to keep our skin healthy.

Cumin Boost Immunity System

Cumin contains vitamin A, Vitamin C, Iron and essential oil, which is very good for our overall health and also boost our immune system. Vitamin C helps to promote the production of white blood cells in our body, which helps our body to protect against the foreign invaders such as virus and bacteria and its casual infection. Iron increase the production of red blood cells, which carry oxygen and nutrition to each and every part of the body and antioxidant present in the cumin fights against free radical and protect our body from oxidative damage and prevent various types of cancer and cardiovascular disease. 

Cumin Prevents Cancer 

Cumin is highly rich in vitamin C and vitamin A, both these vitamins have antioxidant properties, which is very beneficial to prevent various types of cancer because antioxidant fights against free radicals and prevent them to do oxidative damage to our healthy cells, these free radicals are the main cause of various types of cancer. Apart from this cumin is also highly rich in essential oils, which have anticarcinogenic properties. Studies have been proven that cumin is very beneficial to prevent colon cancer. 

Health Benefits of Cumin

Nutritional Facts Of Spices, cumin seed


Nutrient Unit Value per 100 g
Waterg8.06
Energykcal375
Proteing17.81
Total lipid (fat)g22.27
Carbohydrate, by differenceg44.24
Fiber, total dietaryg10.5
Sugars, totalg2.25
Calcium, Camg931
Iron, Femg66.36
Magnesium, Mgmg366
Phosphorus, Pmg499
Potassium, Kmg1788
Sodium, Namg168
Zinc, Znmg4.80
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acidmg7.7
Thiaminmg0.628
Riboflavinmg0.327
Niacinmg4.579
Vitamin B-6mg0.435
Folate, DFEµg10
Vitamin B-12µg0.00
Vitamin A, RAEµg64
Vitamin A, IUIU1270
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)mg3.33
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)µg0.0
Vitamin DIU0
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)µg5.4
Fatty acids, total saturatedg1.535
Fatty acids, total monounsaturatedg14.040
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturatedg3.279
Cholesterolmg0
Caffeinemg0