Cumin powder and its seeds are very popular in many Asian, Mexican, Middle Â Â Eastern and Spanish world. Cumin is used in many culinary preparations. Most of Â the Indian curries are incomplete unless there is a pinch of cumin. Popular spice blends like Curry powder and Garam Masala uses cumin as one of the main ingredient.These seeds are new in North America. Most of the People don’t know Â the medicinal value of cumin.
Cumin (Cuminum cyminum Linn.) is antidiabetic; it reduces blood sugar, glycosylated hemoglobin, plasma cholesterol, tissue cholesterol, phospholipids, free fatty acids, and triglycerides. Cumin was more effective in treating diabetes than the drug glibenclamide in an animal model.  Cumin is antibacterial,  hepatoprotective,  and improves irritable bowel syndrome.
Asian spice blends like curry powder, Garam Masala and other similar mixtures were created by ancient Ayurvedic system to meet the needs of taste and health.Â People don’t realize that making a curry with appropriate mix of spices Â has long lasting health benefits. It has roots and research of hundred’s of years that uses synergistic effects of individual ingredients.
Ayurvedaâ€™s materia medica is extensive, with more than 700 herbs described in detail in the ancient texts . Herbs and herbal mixtures utilized in Ayurveda are prepared by using the various parts of the plant (e.g., the root, leaves, fruits, bark, seeds, etc.). Herbs are sometimes used singly but more often in combination to provide synergistic effects and mitigate toxic side-effects . Ayurveda does not recommend isolating the active ingredient because toxic side effects can occur and the synergistic benefits are lost. . Extensive research has been conducted on Ayurvedic herbs over the past 100 years.
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