Types Of Cumin Seed (Jeera)

Updated: Jun 29


There Are Three Types Of Cumin ( Jeera )

  1. Cumin ( Cuminum cyminum )

  2. Black Cumin ( Nigella/kalonji )

  3. Bitter Cumin ( Kashmiri Jeera / Shahi jeera )

1.Cumin (Cuminum Cyminum)

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Cumin ( Cuminum cyminum )

  1. Scientific name: Cuminum cyminum

  2. Genus/family: Cuminum/Apiaceae (a member of Parsley family)

  3. Native of countries growing: East Mediterranean to South Asia. Now mostly grown in Pakistan, India, Uzbekistan Iran, Turkey, Morocco, Egypt, Syria, Chile, Mexico, and China

  4. Traditional uses: Both whole and ground seeds are used in the cuisines of many cultures for ages. It has also many uses in traditional medicine. They are used in chronic diarrhea and dyspepsia.

  5. Main constituents: Cuminaldehyde


Helth Benifits Of Cuminum cyminum

  1. Promotes Digestion

  2. Is a Rich Source of Iron

  3. Contains Beneficial Plant Compounds

  4. May Help With Diabetes

  5. May Improve Blood Cholesterol

  6. May Promote Weight Loss and Fat Reduction

  7. May Prevent Food-Borne Illnesses

  8. May Help With Drug Dependence

  9. May Fight Inflammation


2. Black Cumin ( Nigella/kalonji )

  1. Scientific name: Nigella sativa

  2. Genus/family: Nigella/Ranunculaceae

  3. Native of countries growing: South to Southwest Asia. Middle Eastern Mediterranean region, South Europe, Northern India, Pakistan, Syria, Turkey, Iran, and Saudi Arabia.

  4. Traditional uses: A spice in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisines. In ancient Egypt, it was used as a preservative in mummification. Traditionally, it is used for asthma, diabetes, hypertension, fever, inflammation, bronchitis, dizziness, eczema, and gastrointestinal disturbances.

  5. Main constituents: Thymoquinone

Heath Benefits Of Black Cumin ( Nigella/kalonji )

  1. Fights Acne

  2. Helping to Manage Diabetes

  3. Increases Memory and Alleviates Asthma

  4. Gets Rid of Headaches

  5. Aids Weight Loss

  6. Eases Joint

  7. Controls Blood Pressure

  8. Protects the Kidney

  9. Makes Teeth Stronger

  10. Strengthens Immunity

3. Bitter Cumin ( Kashmiri Jeera / Shahi jeera )

  1. Scientific name: Cuminum nigrum or Bunium persicum

  2. Genus/family: Cuminum/Apiaceae

  3. Native of countries growing: Central Asia to Northern India. Mountainous regions of North India

  4. Traditional uses: A spice in Northern Indian cookery, often the Moghul cooking

  5. Main constituents: Cuminaldehyde, p-mentha-1,3-dien-7-al and p-mentha-1,4-dien-7-al


Heath Benefits Bitter Cumin ( Kashmiri Jeera / Shahi jeera )

  1. Used as a treatment for cough

  2. The seeds soothe the digestive tract

  3. relieve colic, cramps, bloating and flatulence by directly acting on the intestinal muscles

  4. The powder of the seeds also helps heal bruises

  5. Improves appetite and is helpful in treating earache

  6. Counters heart irregularity caused by excess digestive gas

  7. Its astringency helps in treating of diarrhea and is used as a gargle for laryngitis

  8. Increases breast-milk production in nursing mothers


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