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CUMIN SEED (JEERA*) 

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Latin name of cumin seed is quminum saiminum. It ends indigestion and provides relief from pain. Cumin seed is a tasty spice which is excessive used in the medicines. Mostly, it is found in India. Introduction: Latin name of cumin seed is quminum saiminum. It ends indigestion and provides relief from pain. Cumin seed is a tasty spice which is excessive used in the medicines. Mostly, it is found in India. There are three kinds of cumin seed as- white cumin seed, Shah or black cumin seed and calounji cumin seed. These qualities are same. These are dry in nature and pungent in taste. These are useful for the eyes and bring phlegm out. These increase memory power, bile, appetite and body strength, and ends constipation too.

White cumin seed is used in pulses-vegetables and spices. Shah or black cumin seed is used in medicines. Othami cumin seed and shankh cumin seed are totally different from cumin seed. Othami cumin seed is called chhota jeera or eashabgoul.

Name in Different Languages:

English                  :        Cumin seed

Hindi                      :       Jeera, Safed jeera

Sanskrit                 :        Jeeru

Gujarati                 :        Jeeru

Marathi                  :       Jirre

Bengali                  :       Jeera

Persian                  :       Jeerai safed

Telugu                   :        Jeelkari

Arabic                    :       Cammun, avyaj

Useful in different diseases:

1. Toothache:

  • Boil black cumin seed with water and filter it. Gargling with this water ends toothache.
  • Make the powder by grinding 3 grams toasted cumin seed and add 3 grams rock salt in it. Make tooth powder by grinding above mixture and rub it on the teeth and gums, it ends swelling and toothache.

2. Diabetes mellitus: Make the powder by grinding cumin seed, nutmeg and black salt 2 grams each together. Taking this powder with 100 ml pineapple juice provides relief in diabetes mellitus.

3. Offensive Smell of the mouth: Taking toasted cumin seed removes offensive smell of the mouth.0

4. Malaria:

  • Mix 1 spoon ground cumin seed with 10 grams jaggery and prepare 3 dosages from it. Taking it thrice a day before fever provides relief in malaria.
  • Mix 1 spoon ground cumin seed with 3 folds jaggery and prepare 3 tablets from it. These tablets should be taken thrice a day after each one hour before malaria fever. Using this process for some days regularly is useful to cure fever caused by malaria.  
  • Make the powder by grinding black cumin seed, alua, dry ginger, black peppers, fruit seeds of bakayan tree and seeds of smooth leaved pongamia together. Prepare small tablets from above mixture. Taking 1 tablet after each 3 hours is useful to cure fever caused by malaria.

5. Chronic fever: Mix 1 gram ground cumin seed with 1 gram jaggery and take it thrice a day regularly, it cures chronic fever.

6. Digestion powder: Make the fine powder by grinding equal quantity of cumin seed, dry ginger, long pepper and black peppers together. After that, take 1 spoon of this powder with fresh water after meals, it digests food easily.

7. Blood Piles: Boil cumin seed, aniseed and coriander one spoon each with one glass water until it remains half quantity. Filter this decoction and take it with 1 spoon pure ghee twice a day, it stops the bleeding of piles. It is very useful in piles of pregnant women.

8. Beautiful face: Boil cumin seed with water and wash the face with this water, it makes the face beautiful.

9. Itching and Bile: Boil cumin seed with water and wash the body with it, it ends itching and bile.

10. Stone, Swelling and retention of urine: Make the powder by grinding equal quantity of cumin seed and sugar together. After that, take 1 spoon of this mixture with fresh water thrice a day regularly. It is useful to break stone and end swelling and retention of urine.

11. Breast tumour: Grind cumin seeds with water and apply it on the breast, it will provide relief.

12. Choked milk in the breast: Toast 50 grams cumin seed with cow ghee and grind it afterwards mix 50 grams loaf sugar in it. Taking 5 grams this preparation with milk in the morning purifies the uterus and also increases breast milk.

13. Breast milk:

  • Mix equal quantity of powder of white cumin seeds, aniseeds and sugar candy together and take 1 spoon of this mixture with milk thrice a day. It increases breast milk of the delivered woman.
  • Cook white cumin seeds and santhi rice with milk and take; it increases the breast milk within some days.
  • Mix 125 grams toasted cumin seed and 125 grams ground sugar candy together. Taking one spoon this mixture twice a day regularly is useful to increase the breast milk.

14. Indigestion: Taking 3-6 grams powder of toasted cumin seed and rock salt with lukewarm water thrice a day is useful to end indigestion.

15. Dysentery: Taking 1-2 grams powder of dried cumin seed with 250 milliliters butter four times in a day is useful to prevent dysentery.

16. Sour belching: Fry 5-10 grams cumin seed with ghee and take it with rice during food, it ends sour belching.

17. Cough: Chewing some cumin seeds is beneficial to cure cough and brings phlegm out.

18. Night blindness:

  • Make a paste by grinding cumin seed, Indian gooseberry and leaves of Indian cotton plant with fresh water. Coat this paste on the head and tie bandage for some days regularly, it cures night blindness.
  • Night blindness is cured by taking powder of cumin seeds.

19. Scorpio poison: Make the powder by grinding cumin seeds and salt together. Mix ghee and honey in this powder and heat it. After that, apply this mixture on the affected part. It is useful to alleviate poisoning of scorpion.

20. Fever: Mix 5 grams powder of cumin seed with old jaggery and prepare tablets from it. Taking these tablets is useful to cure fever and typhoid.

21. Inflammation in the chest caused by acidity: Taking powder of coriander and cumin seed together is beneficial to get relief in inflammation of the chest caused by acidity (which occurs after meals).

22. Eyesight: Taking cumin seed regularly ends warmth and increases eyesight too.

23. Poison: Soak cumin seed and loaf sugar in water. Taking this mixture for seven days regularly alleviates poisoning of hartal. Cumin seed is useful to end poisoning of hartal, somal, manshila, etc.

24. Testicles swelling:

  • Boil 10 grams ground cumin seed and 10 grams ground black peppers with water. Washing the testicles with this water reduces swelling of the testicles.
  • Grind 10 grams cumin seed and 10 grams caraway with water then heat it. Coating it on the testicles is useful to reduce testicles enlargement.

25. Inflammation of the testicles: Mix powder of white cumin seed with wine and coat it on the testicles, it provides relief in inflammation, swelling and pain.

26. Asthma: Mix cumin seed, black peppers and salt with whey. This mixture should be taken to cure asthma.

27. Belching: Mix one spoon toasted powder of cumin seed with one spoon honey and lick it after meals, it provides relief in belching.

28. Uterus meat enlargement: Make the fine powder by grinding black cumin seeds and elephant nail together thereafter mix caster oil in it. Immerse a cotton piece in this mixture and put it in the vagina for three days, it cures uterus meat enlargement.

29. Sterility:

  • If the woman has been suffering from waist pain, it should be considered that she is also suffering from enlargement of uterus. Make the fine powder by grinding burnt hoof of elephant. Mix 5 grams this powder and black cumin seeds with caster oil. Immerse a cotton piece in this and put it in the vagina for 3 days regularly, it ends sterility.
  • If the woman has been suffering from stomachache, it should be considered that she is also suffering from uterus net; grind black cumin seed, toasted borax, sweet flag and costus root 5 grams each together then filter it. Mix 1 gram this powder with water and immerse cotton piece in it. Putting it piece in the vagina for 3 days regularly is useful to end sterility.

30. Constipation:

  • Make the fine powder by grinding 120 grams toasted cumin seed, 80 grams toasted coriander, 40 grams black peppers, 100 grams salt, 15 grams cinnamon, 15 grams lemon juice and 200 grams loaf sugar together. Taking 2 grams this mixture in the morning eliminates constipation and also increases appetite.
  • Make the powder by grinding 25 grams toasted black and white cumin seed, 25 grams long pepper, 25 grams dry ginger, 25 grams black peppers, 25 grams black salt and 10 grams toasted asafoetida together then mix lemon juice in it. Prepare small tablets from above mixture and dry it. Taking 2 tablets as dosage after meals breaks constipation.

31. Stomach Gas: Make the powder by grinding cumin seed, dry ginger, sweet flag and toasted cumin seed together. Taking 6 grams this powder with water eliminates gas from the stomach.

32. Vomiting:

  • Mix juice of wild cinchona’s bark, cumin seed and sugar candy together. Taking it prevents vomiting, fever and loose motions.
  • Taking 1 spoon fine powder of toasted cumin seed with 1 spoon honey after meals regularly prevents vomiting.

33. Mouth blisters: Make the powder by grinding equal quantity of toasted cumin seed with rock salt and apply it in the mouth, it cures the mouth blisters.

34. Loose Motions:

  • Taking half-two grams fine powder of white cumin seed with curd 2-3 times in a day regularly is useful to end loose motions, indigestion and anorexia.
  • Mix toasted cumin seed with half spoon honey and lick it once in a day regularly, it prevents loose motions.
  • Grind toasted cumin seed and mix half spoon honey in it. Licking it four times in a day is useful to prevent loose motions. 
  • Fry cumin seed with whey and take it with black salt after meals, it prevents loose motion.
  • Toast 1 spoon cumin seed, 2 buds of garlic, 1 spoon dry ginger, 1 spoon aniseed, 2 cloves and 4 seeds of pomegranate fruit together then grind it. Taking half spoon this mixture thrice a day provides relief in loose motion.
  • Make the fine powder by grinding cumin seed and sugar together. Taking 1 spoon this powder with whey is useful to prevent loose motions.

35. Hiccup:

  • Taking half-two grams white cumin seed with ghee twice a day prevents hiccup.
  • Smoking with stick (Bidi) of cumin seeds is useful to prevent hiccup.
  • Boil cumin seed with vinegar and filter it. Taking it provides relief in hiccup.
  • Make the powder by grinding cumin seed and long peppers together then mix ash of peacock feather in it. Taking it with about 2 grams honey prevents hiccup.
  • Taking half-two grams white cumin seed with ghee twice a day provides relief in hiccup. Its smoking is also useful to prevent hiccup.

36. Abortion: Taking 320-640 milligrams ground black cumin seed with lukewarm water makes menstrual excretion normal. Taking it in over quantity is helpful in abortion.

37. Mouth diseases: Mix black cumin seed, costus root and Indra barley together. Chewing this mixture cures wound and blisters of the mouth and also removes offensive smell of the mouth.

38. Mouth offensive smell: Taking toasted cumin seed is useful to end offensive smell of the mouth.

39. Vomiting of the pregnant woman: Prepare roll by putting cumin seeds in the silky cloth. Burn this packet in fire and take its smoke in the nose, it prevents chronic vomiting.

40. Hematuria: Mix half-two grams white cumin seeds and sugar candy with water. Taking it 2-3 times in a day is beneficial to get relief in hematuria.

41. Deafness: Taking some cumin seeds with milk is useful to cure deafness.

42. Nausea: Soak cumin seeds in lemon juice and dry it in shadow. Taking it cures nausea of the pregnant woman.

43. Piles:

  • Washing piles moles with decoction of black cumin seeds provides relief.
  • Make the powder by grinding cumin seeds with sugar candy and take it with water, it provides relief from piles pain.
  • Boil cumin seed, aniseed and coriander one spoon each with one glass water until it remains half water. Filter it and mix one spoon ghee in it. Taking it twice a day regularly provides relief in piles.
  • Make the powder by grinding 25 grams toasted black cumin seed with 25 grams black cumin seed filter it. Taking 3 grams this mixture with water in the morning regularly cures piles.

44. Sprue: Toast 5 grams cumin seed, small myrabalan chebulie and toasted buds of garlic together on grid then grind it. Taking it with lukewarm water or whey is useful to cure sprue.

45. Kidney diseases: Grind 20 grams black cumin seed, 10 grams caraway and 5 grams black salt together afterwards mix vinegar in it. Taking 3 grams this mixture twice a day cures kidney diseases.

46. Menstrual excretion disorders:

  • Make a paste by grinding 5 grams black cumin seed, 10 grams caster morrow and 5 grams dry ginger together and coat this paste on the stomach for 15 days regularly, it makes menstrual excretion normal and also provides relief from navel pain.
  • Boil cumin seed, cinnamon, dry ginger, lead-wort and aniseed 6 grams each with 100 milliliters water until it remains 25 milliliters part then put it down. After that, take 30-50 milliliters this decoction 2-3 times in a day, it provides relief from pain during menstrual excretion.

47. Amoebic dysentery: Mix 3 grams black cumin seed and pomegranate leaves with water. Amoebic dysentery ends by taking it.

48. Indigestion:

  • Make the fine powder by grinding 10 grams cumin seed, 10 grams dry ginger, 15 seeds of long peppers and 20 seeds of black peppers together afterwards mix some rock salt in it. After that, take half spoon of this mixture with lukewarm water twice a day. It provides relief in indigestion.
  • Boil 2 spoons cumin seed with water until it remains half cup. Taking this decoction thrice a day is useful to get relief in indigestion.
  • Make the fine powder by grinding cumin seeds, dry ginger, toasted asafoetida, black peppers and cloves 10 grams each together. Taking one pinch this powder with water.
  • Make the fine powder by grinding cumin seed, rock salt or barilla, dry ginger, long pepper, black pepper, black salt, celery seed, asafoetida and myrabalan chebulie 10 grams each together. After that, take 3 grams this powder with lukewarm water twice a day, it increases digestive power.

49. Leucorrhoea:

  • Mix 2 grams powder of white cumin seed and 1 gram powder of sugar candy with decoction of bitter neem’s bark. After that, take it with honey. It is useful to cure white leucorrhoea.
  • Make the fine powder by grinding equal quantity of cumin seed and sugar candy together. After that, take this powder with rice’s water (wash rice with water), it provides relief in white leucorrhoea.
  • Toast 1 spoon cumin seed on grid. Make the powder by grinding these cumin seeds and mix some sugar in it. Taking it is useful to cure white leucorrhoea.

50. Stone: Make the fine powder by grinding equal quantity of cumin seed and sugar together. After that, take 1 spoon of this powder with cool water thrice a day, it breaks stone.

51. Acidity:

  • Make the powder by grinding equal quantity of cumin seed, coriander and sugar candy together. After that, take 2 spoons of this powder with cool water twice a day. It is useful to cure acidity.
  • 5 grams powder of cumin seed should be taken with jaggery to cure acidity.
  • Mix 1 spoon coriander, one spoon cumin seed and some sugar candy together. Acidity ends by taking this mixture.
  • Make the powder by grinding cumin seed and sugar candy together and take half spoon of this powder with milk. It is useful to end acidity.
  • Grind 40 grams white cumin seed and 40 grams coriander with water then fry it with 320 grams ghee. Taking 6-20 grams this preparation is useful to end acidity.
  • Make the fine powder by grinding equal quantity of white cumin seed, black cumin seed, sweet flag, toasted asafoetida and black peppers together. Taking half spoon this powder with water is useful to end acidity.

52. Swelling and Pain: Boil 2 spoons cumin seed with one glass water and fomenting affected part with it, it provides relief. After fomenting, coat ground cumin seeds on affected part. It provides relief from pain.

53. Excess warmth: Mix cumin seed, sugar candy and soap-nut powder together like syrup. Taking it 2-3 times in a day regularly is useful to get relief in inflammation, over thirst and warmth. It also helps in urination clearly by that ends warmth of the body.

54. Urticaria:

  • Boil cumin seed with water and take bath with this water, it end itching and bile of the body.
  • Make a decoction by boiling cumin seed, coriander and dry ginger 5 grams each together with water. Bile is cured by taking this decoction.
  • Mix 2 spoons powder of cumin seed or lemon juice with water and take bath with this water, it cures urticaria. Taking powder of bitter cumin seeds with jaggery is useful to get relief in urticaria.

55. Swelling and pain of the breast: Grind white cumin seeds with wine and apply it on the breast, it ends swelling and pain of the breast.

56. Diabetes: Make the powder by grinding 10 grams black cumin seed, 10 grams black peppers and 10-12 basil leaves together. Mix some black peppers in this powder and prepare tablets (Equal of gram) from it. Taking 2 tablets with water in the morning regularly is useful to get relief in diabetes.

57. Breast size: Taking half-two grams black cumin seed with some sugar increases the breast size.

58. Tumour: Make a paste by grinding cumin seed, juniper berry, bitter costus root, wheat and plum with vinegar (kanji). After that, apply it on tumour, it provides relief in tumour.

59. Stomach Worms:

  • Taking powder of black cumin seeds with honey is useful to end worms of the stomach.
  • Make a decoction by boiling black cumin seeds with water and take it, it ends worms of the stomach.

60. All types Pain: Make the fine powder by grinding 40 grams white cumin seed, 20 grams souer yellow dock, 10 grams black salt and 80 grams black peppers together. Mix this mixture with lemon juice and prepare small tablets from it. Taking these tablets with lukewarm water twice a day provides relief from all the types’ pain.

61. Nose diseases: Mix cumin seeds powder, sugar and ghee together. Taking it is useful to cure catarrh.

62. White Leucorrhoea: Make the powder by grinding equal quantity of cumin seed and sugar candy together. Taking this powder with rice water (wash rice with water) is useful to cure white leucorrhoea.

63. Stomachache:

  • Mix 2 grams ground cumin seed and honey with lukewarm water. Taking it provides relief from stomach pain.
  • Grind white cumin seeds with wine and apply it on the stomach, it ends stomachache.
  • Taking 3 grams fine powder of cumin seed with lukewarm water twice a day provides relief from pain of the waist and stomach.
  • Taking 120 milligrams toasted black cumin seed with honey provides relief from pain.

64. Breast size: Taking half-two grams black cumin seed twice a day is useful to increase the breast size.

65. Breast disorders: Make the powder by grinding 20 grams white cumin seed, 10 grams cardamom seed, 20 grams cucumber (Kheera) seed and 20 nugs of pumpkin kernel together. After that, take 4-6 grams this powder with water or milk, it increases and purifies milk of the breast. Taking 3 grams this powder with sugar candy and goat milk in winter season cures disorders of the breast.

66. Eczema: Grind 1 milligram toasted cumin seed and 10 grams sugar candy with lemon juice. Eczema is cured by taking it twice a day.

67. Urinary problems: Mix 10 grams white cumin seed, 2 pinches nitre (Kalmi shora) and half spoon Indian rheubarb with one glass water. Filter it and mix sugar candy in it. Taking it 4 times in a day is useful to end urinary problems.

68. Vagina diseases: Make the powder by grinding cumin seed, black cumin seed, long peppers, small fennel, fragrant sweet flag, Malabar nut, rock salt, impure carbonate of potash and caraway together. Mix loaf sugar in this powder and prepare sweetmeat from it. This sweetmeat should be taken to cure vagina diseases.

69. Rheumatism: Make the powder by grinding 25 grams dry ginger, 20 grams white cumin seed, 25 grams black peppers, 15 grams long peppers and 10 grams garlic together. Taking 2 pinches this powder with honey in the morning is useful to get relief in rheumatism.

70. Ulcer: Grind black cumin seed with water and apply it on the ulcer, it cures ulcer (head ulcer).

71. Skin diseases: Make the powder by grinding equal quantity of cumin seed, wax, lead, honey and myrabalan chebulie together afterwards mix cow ghee in it. Applying it on the face is useful to cure ulcer and pimples.

72. Scabies and Itching: Boil cumin seed with water and take bath with it, it ends scabies and itching of the body.

73. Heart weakness: Soak 10 grams ground white cumin seed in 100 grams water at overnight. In the next morning, filter this mixture and mix loaf sugar in it. Taking it ends weakness of the heart.

74. Chicken Pox: Soak 100 grams raw coriander and 50 grams cumin seed in water for 12 hours. Mix well both together and filter it afterward fill it in bottle. Giving it to the children during thirst provides relief in chicken pox.

75. Tonsil: Grind 3 grams cumin seed with 2 grams chalk and mix water in it. After that, apply it on the affected part. It provides relief from pain and swelling of the throat.

76. Erysipelas (Group of small pimples): Grind cumin seed with lukewarm water and coat it on the affected part, it provides relief in itching, pimples, inflammation, pain and also skin diseases.

77. White flecks:

  • Make the fine powder by grinding bark of catechu tree, black cumin seed and myrabalan chebulie 10 grams each together. Taking 3 grams this powder with khadirsar after meals is useful to cure white flecks.
  • Taking 3 grams ground black cumin seed with 25 grams sugar cures white flecks.

78. Burn: Grind cumin seed with water and coat it on the affected part, it provides relief in inflammation.

79. Penis disorders: Make the powder by grinding camphor, cumin seed, mace and cloves 10 grams each together then mix 40 grams loaf sugar in it. After that, take 5 grams this mixture with stale water. It is useful to end disorders of the penis.

80. Scrofula:

  • Make the powder by grinding 50 grams black cumin seed, 10 ml pure oil and 50 grams sulphur together. Filter this powder from cloth and mix 30 grams Vaseline in it. Applying it on scrofula provides relief.
  • Make the powder by grinding 6 grams nirvasi, 6 grams black cumin seed and 35 grams morrow of pudding pipe tree together. Mix this powder with water and heat it. Apply it on the affected part and tie castor leaves on it, it provides relief in scrofula.

81. Body swelling: Make the powder by grinding equal quantity of cumin seed and sugar together and take 1 spoon of this powder thrice a day regularly. It reduces swelling of the body.

82. Over thirst of the children: If the child has been suffering from over thirst, make the fine powder by grinding pomegranate seeds, cumin seeds and cobra saffron together afterwards mix sugar candy and honey in it. Giving it to it to lick quenches over thirst.

83. Hoarseness: Chewing half-two grams white cumin seed twice a day is useful to end hoarseness.