English Name :- Cumin Seed
Botanical Name :- Cuminum cyminum
Family :- UMBELLIFERAE.
Parts - Used:- Fruits
Habit :- An annual herb cultivated in fields. Branches are delicate and thin. Leaves thin linear 2-3 at node. Flowers white minute in umbels. Fruits Cremocarp.
Taste :- Acrid
Chemical Constituents :- Fruits Contains A volatile oil. A simple oil which contains Cumic aldelyde; this oil Can be converted into Thymol; Pentason is found in another, permanent oil of this fruit; Also contains Vitamin ‘A’, ‘C’, and ‘D’.
Diarrhoea, Indigestion, Flatulance, Fever, Vomiting, Urinogenital system disorder, Gonorrhoea, Calculii, Disuria, Anorexia, Dyisscrasia. Fruits are particularly very useful in the indigestion of child.
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