cumin (zeera)

Hindi terms:: jeera, zeera
English terms:: cumin
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cumin (zeera)
cumin (Wikipedia)

Cumin
Cuminum cyminum - Köhler–s Medizinal-Pflanzen-198.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Asterids
Order:Apiales
Family:Apiaceae
Genus:Cuminum
Species:
C. cyminum
Binomial name
Cuminum cyminum

Cumin (/ˈkjuːmɪn/ or US: /ˈkmɪn/, or /ˈkʌmɪn/) (Cuminum cyminum) is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native to the Irano-Turanian Region. Its seeds – each one contained within a fruit, which is dried – are used in the cuisines of many cultures in both whole and ground form. Although cumin is thought to have uses in traditional medicine, there is no high-quality evidence that it is safe or effective as a therapeutic agent.