In Sanskrit, cumin is accepted as Jira “that which helps digestion”. In the Ayurvedic system, broiled cumin seeds are acclimated for alleviative purposes. These seeds are delicate and acclimated in altered forms like kashaya (decoction), arishta (fermented decoction), vati(tablet/pills), and candy with ghee (a semi-fluid antiseptic butter). It is acclimated internally and sometimes for alien applications, also. It enhances the appetite, aftertaste perception, digestion, vision, strength, and lactation. It is acclimated to in the analysis of fever, accident of appetite, diarrhea, vomiting, belly distension, edema and puerperal disorders.
In southern India, accepted drinks such as Kerala and Tamil Nadu are alleged jira water, which is fabricated by baking cumin seeds. It is believed that cumin is benign for affection disease, swellings, tastelessness, vomiting, poor assimilation and abiding fever.
Ahmad Reza Gohari and Soodabeh Saeidnia accept advised the phytochemistry of Cuminum cyminum seeds and its standards. They accept appear abounding pharmacological furnishings such as anti-diabetic, immunologic, anti-epileptic, anti-tumour and antimicrobial activities.’A abstraction by advisers at Mysore University in India letters the abeyant anti-diabetic backdrop of cumin.
Efraim Lev and Zohar Amar accept appear several alleviative backdrop and bloom allowances of cumin seeds. According to the authors, cumin seeds and balmy jeera baptize is believed to advance saliva beard and to abate digestive disorders.