The Healing Properties Of Cumin
by Venkat and Christine Machiraju
of Journey to the Soul
Cumin is an herb that is indigenous to most parts of Asia, Mexico and South America. It is often used as a culinary herb in these parts of the world. Ayurveda also cites many uses for this herb as a cure for many ailments.
Cumin can either be ground, roasted, added to foods whole or boiled in water to treat many common ailments. It is used alone or in combination with other herbs and or with rock salt or sugar to treat many illnesses.
Cumin for the Teeth and Mouth
Roasted cumin seeds can be eaten freshen the breath. Chewing roasted cumin seeds can also heal soars in the mouth and reduce excess saliva.
Cumin for the Urinary System
Boiling a teaspoon of cumin in a glass of water to make a tea cures problems in the urinary tract, cleans the bladder and kidneys.
Cumin and fenugreek when combined together also help to keep the prostate healthy and reduce problems in the male and female reproductive organs and urinary systems.
Cumin for Fatigue and General Aches and Pains
A teaspoon of cumin boiled in water reduces pain in the body and acts as a natural sleep aid for those who have difficulty falling asleep.
Cumin for Women
Cumin tea is very useful for pregnant women during the last month of pregnancy as it helps to ready the uterus for labor and makes for an easier delivery.
Cumin, fennel and fenugreek help to support the female system during menstruation and menopause
Cumin for the Common Cold
Cumin tea can be drunk to reduce the symptoms of common cold and sore throat. Cumin helps to remove excess phlegm and is thus good taken during allergy season or at the onset of a cold.
Cumin for the Digestive and Immune systems
Cumin helps to regulate bowel function and can help to stop diarrhea by eating it with a bit of sugar candy.
Cumin and fennel combined in equal parts and chewed or boiled as a tea help to promote digestion.
Combined with turmeric and peppercorn it becomes a very good digestive aid and immune booster.
Cumin can be chewed after a meal to promote digestion and reduce stomachache.
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