Jeeraka / Cumin / Cuminum cyminum

Jeeraka, Cumin (Cuminum cyminum) Description of Plant Cumin (Cuminum cyminum) is a small annual herb which grows up to 30-50 cm in height. Its leaves are alternate, compound, filiform segment, with sheeting bases. The flowers are small white, found in compound umbels or umbrella-like clusters. The flowers have both male and female structures together and an inferior ovary that develops into a very characteristic fruit called a cremocarp. Fruits are greenish, turns grey when ripe, tapering towards both ends, covered

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Cumin / Cuminum Cyminum

Cumin (Cuminum cyminum) – Uses & Health Benefits (Ref: Bhavaprakasa Nighantu)Plant Description Ideally cumin is annual plant that belongs to carrot or parsley family i.e. – Apiaceae family. Plant mostly grows up 10-30cm tall with a smooth stem. Stalks of the plant are very weak and thin but in strong plant stalks grow horizontal on the ground. Green leaves of the plant are about 7cm long and tiny flowers are white or light pink in colour. Hermaphrodite flowers contains both

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