What is Zeera?
Zeera, also coined as Jeera, is a Hindi word which is translated to cumin seeds in English. It is an annual herb which could grow up to 35 to 45 centimeter in height. It bears certain appearances such as a stem that sprouts several branches, has finely divided and long leaves with deep green shade. It also has petite flowers with rose or white color variations.
The cumin seed basically has an aromatic seed that gives out a fruity scent. The seed has oval shape and could be approximately six millimeters in length with the yellowish-brown and light color. This seed has heavy and strong, peculiar odor. The dried version of the seeds is used as essential ingredients in making curry powder. The entire content of zeera is actually 6.2% in moisture, 17.7% protein, 23.8% fat and 9.1% fiber. It also has 35.5% carbohydrates and 7.7% mineral in every 100 grams. This seed is inclusive of the remarkable contents such as mineral and vitamins like calcium, phosphorus, iron, potassium, sodium, thiamine, niacin, riboflavin and vitamin C and A.
Zeera is a seed that contains medicinal properties as those for treatment of digestive disorders. This includes morning sickness, indigestion, biliousness, atonic dyspepsia, diarrhea, flatulent colic and mal-absorption syndrome. Black cumin seed is also a very useful and effective treatment of pile. There are other relieving effects for the treatment such as getting rid of sleeplessness. For diluted water with cumin seed, you could use it as an antiseptic beverage which could certainly treat fevers and common colds.
Zeera is a very important herb which also has other treatment properties such as cancer prevention. It contains anti carcinogenic properties which have been tested to protect and treat ailments such as liver tumors and stomach problems. It also provides iron especially for immunity function and energizes the body.