Cumin–A Spice And A Cure
Cumin has numerous curable characteristics, its great against stomach infatuation, helps the digestion, has a sedative effect, lowers the stomach cramps, its filled with vitamin B, contains calcium, iron, sodium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and selenium.Ciminum, the ancient name for cumin, is supposed to come from Babylon. It is considered to be the oldest spice herb, its remains were found in the pharaoh tombs. It was believed that it had the characteristic of an aphrodisiac, so the ancient Arabic aphrodisiac was prepared with honey, black pepper and cumin, and for the natural cure against forgetting the combination of honey and cumin was prepared.The old Greeks used it so much, that they always had it on their table, as we put the salt and pepper today. In the medieval century it was believed that the cumin cured the fear of animals. In some countries it was considered to bring happiness to newlyweds, so they threw it at them the same way we use the rice today. We usually use cumin for pastries, rarely as a spice, and seldom as a tea of cumin seed. In some countries they take it after a meal to prevent bad breath. It is believed to help the functioning of the gallbladder.Cumin seed have a long history of use in the kitchen as a natural medicine mostly with food digestion disorder, acts calming on the digestive tract, enhances the appetite and has a laxative effect. Sometimes it was used to increase the level of lactation while breastfeeding, the recommendation was to chew the cumin seed or to drink tea from this aromatic seed. It is also used to cure bronchitis and is a very common ingredient in the cough syrup.