The seed and herb have a distinct flavour and is considered as a favourite and its supporting properties are quite impressive too!
Going by the scientific name Cuminum Cyminum, it belongs to the Apiaceae family and flourishes in hot summer weather conditions and in sandy and fertile soils. The seeds are greyish-yellow, oblong and have vertical ridges on its outer surface.
The small seed is known to have originated in Egypt around 5000 years back where it used as a spice and also in mummification processes. The powder of the herb is greenish brown in colour, is pungent and also slightly sweet. It is also traditionally used in medicine as a diuretic and is used as a natural remedy to several gastric discomforts such as flatulence.
Cumin is rich in iron and manganese and also contains other vitamins and minerals. A study shows that it can stimulate the secretion of pancreatic enzymes and can successfully aid in digestion. Cumin also acts as a protective aid against memory loss and minimises the damaging effects of stress. It contains anti-oxidants and is effective in increasing an individual’s sensitivity to insulin and therefore beneficial to diabetics. Besides iron, the seed is also known to be an excellent source of:
REGROWZ has a reason to incorporate cumin into its formulation.