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Updated: Jan 11, 2023

Cumin is a truly wonderful herb for digestive healing, respiratory function and female health. Used often in a variety of Ayurvedic medicinal combinations and preparations, cumin is given for digestive distress that appears symptomatically as sluggishness, malabsorption of nutrients, bloating and gurgling/wind retention in the digestive tract.

In both the form of powder and seeds, cumin also is an effective aid for nausea and indigestion caused by intake of incompatible foods, illness, heavy foods and overeating.

⁣Cumin can relieve mucous production and dampness in the lungs while also regulating the movement of the respiratory tract by providing relief from tightness in the chest.

Additionally, cumin aids to relieve uterine inflammation with associated symptoms of pain as well as treating conditions with excess vaginal discharge. For gynaecological health, cumin is used often to assist heal the uterus and digestion in post-partum care for mothers. Cumin also purifies the breastmilk and supports a healthy digestive function for baby.


The sole purpose of these articles is to provide information about the science of Ayurveda. If you have an acute or chronic health concern, please consult your chosen trained health care professional who can fully assess your needs and address them effectively. If you are seeking the medical advice of a qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner, contact The Sattva Centre directly -


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