Traditional uses of cumin include to reduce inflammation, increase urination, prevent gas, and suppress muscle spasms. It has also been used as an aid for indigestion, jaundice, diarrhea, and flatulence. Cumin powder has been used as a poultice and suppository, and has been taken orally.
Cumin is a major component of curry and chili powders and has been used to flavor a variety of food products. The oil, which is derived by steam distillation, is used to flavor alcoholic beverages, desserts, and condiments. It is also used as a fragrant component of creams, lotions, and perfumes.
Cumin seeds also known as Jeera, used since ancient time to enhance food taste, medicinal purposes, and in many traditional cuisines. It has multiple health benefits such as aid in digestion, improving immunity, treating piles, asthma, bronchitis, etc.
It is one of the few spices that is used more or less in all recipes.