Jeeraka (Shveta)

Latin Name

Cuminum cyminum

English Name

Cumin seed

Sanskrit Name

(जीरक (श्वेत))

Part Used


Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Vata

Properties and Uses

It acts as an appetizer and digestive hence used in the treatment of digestive disorders, mal-absorption syndrome. It relieves flatulence. It has anthelmintic properties as well. It is used in post-partum phase due to its cleansing action on uterus (Garbhashay Shodhan). It also promotes normal secretion of breast milk (Sthanya-janan). It is effective in acute as well as remittent fevers. Its external application is used in eczematous conditions and piles.

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