Scientific name: Cuminum cyminum L.
Syn: Cuminum Officinale Garsault, Cuminum odorum Salisb, Cuminum hispanicum Bunge, Ligusticum cminum Crantz, Cumina cyminum J.F.Gmelin.
Generic name: Fructus Cumini
English names: Cumin, Cummin.
Farsi names: Zireh sabz.
Arabic names: Senot, Komoon.
Plant family: Apiceae.
Organs Used: Fruits.
Type of active substance: Active substance of cumin is essential oil. The main active ingredients in cumin oil is Cuminaldehyde (40-65%), p-Cymol, α,β-Pinen, α,β-Phellandren, Eugenol and α-Terpineol.
Cumin health benefits: Cumin stimulates saliva production, secretion of digestive fluids and excretion of bile, and additionally, it provides increased movement of the intestines, which generally improves digestion. The seeds are sometimes used in tea form to increase the production of breast milk in lactating women. In some countries the seeds are thought to be helpful in relieving menstrual cramps and as an abortifacient agent. The essential oil of cumin is rich in vitamins A and C, making it a powerful antioxidant and thus a potential cancer-fighting herb. cumin can help to control or prevent diabetes in humans. cumin is used to treat insomnia, colds and fever.
Geographic Distribution: Cumin is probably native to Egypt, Central Asia, and the eastern Mediterranean region. Today it is grown in Iran, India, Morocco, China, Russia, Indonesia, Japan and Turkey.
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