Since millennia, Cumin Seeds have been used as a traditional element in innumerable Indian recipes. However, apart from playing an important role in almost every Indian dish, Jeera is very effective for hair and skin.
Available in two colours - green and black - it is the dried seed of the herb Cuminum cyminum. Green seeds leave a warm pungent flavour, whereas the black ones bring a complex flavour.
Hair Benefits of Cumin:
1. Fights Hair Loss:
Black Cumin, which is also known as ‘kalonji’ and ‘kaala jeera’ in India, is considered as one of the most effective spices to fight hair fall. Mix black jeera oil with Olive oil in equal quantity. Apply the mixed oil on the bald portion of your head to treat hair loss as well as to promote hair growth.
2. Get lustrous hair:
Kaala jeera seeds are also known to provide long and lustrous tresses. Boil seeds in water. Once the water cools down, separate the seeds from water using a strainer. Add an egg yolk to the mixture. You can also add extra virgin olive oil or olive oil to the mixture. After properly massaging it into your scalp, allow it to stay for 30 minutes, followed by hair wash.
3. Treatment of Dandruff:
Jeera Oil is a great stimulant, antioxidant and diuretic, which will help you to remove dandruff from your hair.
Skin Benefits of Cumin:
1. Heals boils and rashes:
Regular consumption of cumin seeds will help you to keep your skin free from boils, rashes, pimples, etc. With detoxifying agents like Cuminaldehyde, Thymol, and phosphorus, it help in facilitating regular removal of toxins.
2. Skin Disorders:
Apart from removing toxins, it also has disinfectant and antifungal properties to protect your skin from infections. You can apply a face pack made with ground jeera powder to treat skin issues.
3. Anti-ageing Benefits:
Cumin seeds act as an antioxidant to fight free radicals that cause signs of ageing like wrinkles, sagging skin, and age spots. Vitamin E available in it provides you with fresh, radiant skin.