Cumin useful properties
Cumin beneficial properties against flu and colds in respiratory diseases

Cumin useful properties as a spice in popular dishes in the kitchen, as well as vitamins contained in specially prepared oil cumin. Most often with cumin are seasoned bakery and confectionery products, used for imparting flavor of different meat dishes such as steak, stuffed vine leaves, etc.  Cumin is a popular spice in many cuisines around the world such as Mexican, Mediterranean and Chinese, including Bulgarian. During the Middle Ages cumin was the most popular and accessible to Europeans spice.

It is believed that the bread with added cumin brings good luck. Many legends from the Middle Ages is mentioned that every soldier, when he went to a military campaign carried with him this very symbol of good luck. Homeland of cumin is the Mediterranean. Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Persians used the seeds of this biennial plant for different purposes, not only as a condiment to enhance the taste, but also for medicinal purposes. Like all herbs used for thousands of years, cumin has healing properties.

Cumin very well affect the gastrointestinal tract digestive problems. The aroma of the spice activate salivary glands, in other words, cumin enhances appetite, which favors proper digestion of food. Agitation effect is due to the fact that the composition of cumin enter Cumin  aldehyde – aromatic organic compound is also a major component of Cumin  essential oil. Another stimulating appetite cumin ingredient is thymol. Under the action of this compound improves secretory function of gastric glands that secrete acids, bile and enzymes for full processing of food from the stomach and intestines.

Cumin  is rich in essential oils, magnesium, sodium, reducing painful sensations in the stomach. Cumin tincture helps with digestive problems and deliver the gases. The main reason for hemorrhoids is constipation, and with constipation in the gastrointestinal tract appear wounds due to digestive problems.

Cumin is a popular spice
Cumin useful properties as a spice in popular dishes in the kitchen

Due to the content of the plant fibers, as well as antifungal and antimicrobial properties cumin acts as a natural laxative. In respiratory diseases such as asthma and bronchitis spice also shown because it contains caffeine / stimulant / aromatic essential oils that kill germs, making cumin excellent expectorant and anti-inflammatory. Cold is usually the result of a viral infection that affects the body in a weakened immune system. The essential oil of cumin helps a person to get rid of the virus, since the composition of this spice includes iron and vitamin C, which strengthens defenses.

The spice is very useful for breastfeeding women – Cumin seed increase the secretion of milk due to the properties of thymol to stimulate the function of mammary glands. In cumin is detected high levels of calcium 900 mg per 100 cities – this is the daily required dose of macro element for the human body. Spice milk enriched with calcium, which is very useful for the newborn child.

Cumin  contains high levels of iron, 66 mg per 100 g, and therefore must be consumed by people who suffer from anemia or other blood disorders. The spice also has antioxidant . Cumin seed stimulate neutralizing free radicals and anti-cancer enzymes. Spice is an excellent source of vitamin E – a fat-soluble vitamin which has strong antioxidant properties.