Digestion: Cumin(Jeera) oil is extremely good for digestion and other related problems. The aroma of cumin, which comes from an aromatic organic compound called Cumin aldehyde, the main component of its oil, activates our salivary glands in our mouth, which facilitates the primary digestion of food. Next is thymol, a compound present in cumin, which stimulates the glands that secrete acids, bile and enzymes responsible for complete digestion of the food in the stomach and the intestines. Cumin is also Carminative, which means that it relieves you from gastric issues and further improves digestion and appetite. Due to its healthy oils, magnesium and sodium content, cumin promotes digestion and also gives relief for stomachaches when taken with hot water. Gastritis: Cumin oil has strong carminative properties and effectively drives away gases from the intestines. It also prevents any further formation of gases. In simple words, cumin seed oil or Jeera oil is one of the best trusted natural way to treat gastric problems. It is known to remove gas faster from stomach. Weight Loss / Obesity: Cumin seed oil ( Jeera Oil ), as suggested by lot of clinical trials and researches, helps to control over weight problems. Jeera oil controls weight perfectly without disturbing any natural human body process. Simultaneously it corrects the body mass index and waist circumference as well. A research cum clinical trial performed by Nutrition and Food Security Research Centre, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences suggest that cumin oil helps reducing weight faster and naturally. The same article was published by noted medical institute of USA - NCBI, link of which is given under : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25456022 Diabetes: Although research is still on going, early studies report that cumin, among a number of other spices, can have a powerful effect in preventing diabetes, by reducing the chances of hypoglycaemia. The animals that were tested showed a sharp decline in hypoglycaemia when fed cumin seeds in their diet, and they also showed a decrease in glycosuria, which is a condition where the urine contains too much glucose, also resulting in hypoglycaemia and diabetes. Human testing is on going, but early reports show that cumin can be a very powerful tool in the battle against diabetes! Piles: The main cause behind piles (haemorrhoids) is constipation added with infections in the wound in the anal tract, which are also caused by constipation. Cumin, because of its dietary fiber content and carminative, stimulating, antifungal and antimicrobial properties, acts as a natural laxative in powdered form. These characteristics are due to the presence of healthy oils comprised mainly of Cumin aldehyde and certain pyrazines. Adding cumin to your diet also helps in healing up of infections or wounds in the digestive and excretory system and speeds up digestion as well. This pretty much means that cumin clears up all of the symptoms and causes of haemorrhoids, so keep that it mind when you start itching! Insomnia: This is a very peculiar property of cumin. It is a stimulant as well as a relaxant at the same time. This property cannot be attributed to a single component alone, just as causes of insomnia cannot be attributed to a single cause. However, studies show that the proper intake of vitamins (particularly B-complex) and good digestion help to induce a sound sleep. Cumin helps in both of these factors. Some of the components of cumin healthy oil are hypnotic in nature and have tranquilizing effects, which also help to relieve stress and anxiety that commonly causes insomnia. Respiratory Disorders, Asthma, Bronchitis: The presence of caffeine (the stimulating agent), and the richly aromatic healthy oils (the disinfectants) make cumin an ideal anti-congestive combination for those suffering from respiratory disorders such as asthma and bronchitis. It acts as an expectorant, meaning that it loosens up the accumulated phlegm and mucus in the respiratory tracts and makes it easier to eliminate them from the system via sneezing or coughing up and spitting. By eliminating as much of the mucus and phlegm as possible, it can inhibit the formation of additional material and help to heal the initial condition that led to its formation in the first place. Common Cold: The common cold is a viral infection which affects our body frequently when our immune system becomes weakened or vulnerable. Again, the healthy oils present in cumin act as disinfectants and help fight viral infections which can cause the common cold. Cumin also suppresses the development of coughing in the respiratory system since it dries up the excess mucus. Cumin is rich in iron and has considerable amount of vitamin-C, which is excellent for a healthy immune system and keeps away infection formation or becoming worse. Vitamin-C is also a natural antioxidant, so it defends against other infections and toxins as well, further boosting the immune system. Antiseptic and Anti Fungal: The antiseptic properties of Cumin oil do not let the external and internal cuts and wounds become septic. Regularise Menstruation cycle : Cumin oil can help maintain a regular menstruation cycle and can open obstructed menses. It also helps in recovering from Post Menopause Syndromes. Lactation: Cumin is rich in iron and thus very good for lactating mothers as well as for women who are undergoing menses or who are pregnant, since they are more in need of iron than others. Moreover, cumin is said to help ease and increase secretion of milk in lactating women due to the presence of thymol, which tends to increase secretions from our glands, including milk, which is a secretion from the mammary glands. Also, cumin is more beneficial if taken with honey. Cumin has remarkable amount of calcium (more than 900 mg per 100 grams) which accounts for over 90% of our daily requirement of calcium. This calcium is an important constituent of milk and hence cumin is very good for lactating mothers. Anaemia: As stated above, cumin is very rich in iron (more than 66 mg. in every 100 grams) which is more than 5 times the daily requirement of iron for an adult. This iron is the main constituent of haemoglobin in the red blood corpuscles of blood. It is haemoglobin which transfers oxygen (as the oxide of iron) to the body’s cells and whose deficiency causes anaemia. So, cumin can be a nutritious additive to daily diet for anaemic people and avoid the symptoms of anaemia like fatigue, anxiety, cognitive malfunction, and digestive issues. Concentration and Cognitive Malfunction: The amount of iron in cumin leads to increased haemoglobin production and subsequent prevention of anaemia, but that increased blood flow has other benefits as well. When your blood circulation is in top form, adequate amounts of oxygen are able to reach the organs and the brain, leading to optimal performance of those bodily systems. Proper amounts of oxygen and iron in the brain lead to increased cognitive performance and a decrease in cognitive disorders like Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. For other organs, increased oxygenation increases efficiency and speeds up the metabolism, which can boost your overall health, increase strength, and prevent signs of aging. Skin Disorders: Almost everyone knows that vitamin-E is good for the maintenance of skin and the prevention of premature aging symptoms. It keeps the skin young and glowing. This vitamin is also present in abundance in cumin. The healthy oils present in cumin have disinfectant and antifungal properties. This prevents any microbial and fungal infection from affecting the skin. Not all skin issues are disorders or infections, some of them are simply signs of aging. Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant in this regard and combats the free radicals that attack the skin and result in signs of premature aging like wrinkles, age spots, and sagging skin. This, combined with the antibacterial capacity of cumin, makes for healthy, beautiful skin that lasts far into your old age. Boils: Boils are outlets for the removal of toxic substances and foreign matters such as microbes from the body. This means that they are symptoms which show that a high amount of toxic substances have accumulated in the body. In this way, cumin can help you a great deal. Those who regularly use cumin in food have a significant reduction in the occurrence of boils, rashes, pimples, and other signs of excess toxin content. Components such as cumin aldehyde, thymol, and phosphorus are good detoxifying agents which help in the regular removal of toxins from the body. The healthy way of removing toxins is through the excretory system, not through boils. Immunity: As discussed above, an abundance of iron, the presence of healthy oils, vitamin-C, and vitamin-A in cumin boosts our immune system in a number of ways. Vitamin C is one of the most powerful antioxidants that we have in our body, and it also stimulates the function and activity of white blood cells. As an antioxidant, vitamin C fights the detrimental effects of free radicals, which are the dangerous by-products of cellular metabolism. They are constantly being created in the body, and therefore, must be constantly eliminated. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals that lead to many diseases, including, but not limited to, cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Cancer: Cumin itself has detoxifying and chemo-preventive properties, and accelerates the secretion of detoxifying and anti-carcinogenic enzymes from the glands, as it also does to other secretions. Furthermore, it has beneficial antioxidants like vitamin-C and vitamin-A within its chemical makeup, in addition to those healthy oils. Besides having countless other benefits, the antioxidants have anti carcinogenic properties too, and those found in cumin are particularly good for colon cancer prevention. Dosage: For Gas and Digestion aid: Take 20-25 drops in 50 ml plain or hot water, drink after lunch and dinner or whenever you feel heavy stomach / filed with gas. Continue for 2 months. Should discontinue after 60 days for 15-20 days. Can repeat again the same circle. For Weight Loss / Obesity: Take half to one teaspoon of Cumin / jeera oil with one squeezed lemon juice in lukewarm water ( about 150 ml- a normal household glass), early morning. Duration : 80-90 days. For General purpose and digestion : Take 20 drops with plain or hot water after lunch for 45 days only.