Jeerak (Cuminum cyminum)
Cummin seed or jeera is seeds of flowering plant cuminum cyminum. This plant, native of East India and East Mediterranean, belongs to family apeaceae. Due to its numerous medicinal properties, jeera is used as an ingredient in many home remedies and ayurvedic preparations.
It reduces superficial inflammation and pain. Apart from kindling appetite, it digests food and normalizes vata in digestive system. Reduces pain experienced during indigestion, flatulence or heaviness of stomach. It purifies blood.
Studies have shown this herb to have the following actions:-
Digestive : A particular compound called thymol found in cumin seeds stimulates gastric glands secretion. This helps to breakdown complex nutrients like proteins, fat and sugar to keep your gut healthy – and keeps digestive issues, such as indigestion, diarrhoea and nausea at bay.