What else can this lovely spice do?
~ boost liver and kidney function
~ help with colds, flu, insomnia, asthma, pneumonia, chronic bronchitis.
~ Pregnant or nursing? Cumin has been known to help relieve morning sickness and to strengthen milk production for breast feeding.
Many of the health properties in cumin seeds are found in their essential oils which include cuminaldehyde and thymol. These compounds help to support healthy immune, respiratory, circulatory, reproductive, lymphatic, and digestive systems.
One easy way to get some cumin into your day is to make this delicious weight loss promoting tea:
Boil 2 cups of water with 1 tablespoon of cumin seeds for 10 minutes. Cool, and sip throughout the day. It can help to boost the metabolism and energize the body.
Be sure to source your cumin from an organic brand only, as inorganic spices can often be highly contaminated.