Dr. Nandi's Benefits of Cumin

Dr Nandi Health Benefits of Cumin

Cumin is a delicious spice native to the east Mediterranean to India. It is fragrant and adds a great flavor to your dinner table but did you know that research shows that cumin is also great for your health?

Research has shown that cumin seeds may have an antioxidant property to help you live a healthier life. Cumin seeds are a great source of phytochemicals that act as antioxidants. Phytochemicals act as scavengers of free radicals that cause oxidative stress. Oxidative stress can cause cancer, inflammation, and other diseases over time. Recently, cumin has been shown to protect animals being studied from developing tumors in their stomachs or livers.

There has been some great promise shown by researchers regarding the antibacterial quality of cumin. Recently, a paper was published that showed that cumin seeds, when eaten, helped to battle infection. Cumin seeds showed promise even against antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA). Researchers believe that the essential oil in cumin has a compound called cuminaldehyde, which has antibacterial properties.

Cumin is being studied for its ability to help control blood pressure. Ground cumin contains very little sodium, which can help to prevent or lower high blood pressure. Recent research found that volunteers who took just 5 ml of black cumin oil daily cut their systolic and diastolic blood pressure in eight weeks. More research is needed to be done before it can be concluded as accurate.

If you have been told that you suffer from an iron deficiency, add cumin to your diet. Symptoms of iron deficiency include shortness of breath and muscle weakness. Iron is an essential mineral for proper metabolism in the body. One teaspoon of cumin adds 4 milligrams of iron to your diet, nearly 22 percent of the daily value suggested for an adult. Children, adolescents, and women of child-bearing age are at higher risk for iron deficiency.

Over centuries the cumin seed has been used for digestive health. Scientific research has begun to show that the reputation of cumin and its digestive health properties are true. Cumin may stimulate the secretion of pancreatic enzymes, compounds necessary for proper digestion and nutrient assimilation.

Scientists are studying the effects of cumin on respiratory disorders such as asthma and bronchitis. Research shows that cumin can act as an expectorant to help loosen phlegm and mucus in the respiratory tract. It makes it easier to eliminate them from the system via sneezing or coughing up and spitting. When phlegm and mucus are eliminated from the body, it can inhibit the formation of additional material and help to heal the initial condition that led to its formation in the first place.

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