Cumin seeds are used as household spices in India. Botanical name of white cumin is Cuminum cyminum that has more medicinal properties than black cumin. Cumin seeds contains a volatile oil and also various nutrients and vitamins. The properties of cumin seeds are hot, dry, carminative and they have pungent smell.They are useful to cure vata and pitta disorders.
Ayurvedic medicine ‘Jeerkarishtam’ contains Cumin as the main ingredient and is very useful in digestive disorders.