Jeera/Cumin seeds are very famous for their medicinal benefits having spicy flavour and slightly bitter taste. It has a strong phytochemical compound called as the cuminaldehyde which gives it a pungent aroma as well as the hot and spicy taste. Generally, in India it is used to fry the soups, curries, sauces and etc to get the aromatic and yummy taste.It has lots of pharmacological effects on the human body health because of its medicinal properties including anti-tumour, anti-diabetic, anti-epileptic, Immunologic, antimicrobial and etc activities. In the southern regions (Kerala and Tamil Nadu) of the India, drinking jeera water regularly for the medicinal purposes is very famous. They say that jeera works as the medicine, spice and food which are used in many home remedies.
It is used in small amounts because of its exotic taste. Dry roasting it before use enhances its flavour.