Cumin seeds are also known as jeera in Hindi and Marathi. It is known as jeerak in Ayurveda, the word jeerak indicates its ability to improve your digestive power. The botanical name of cumin is Cuminum cyminum Linn and it belongs to the Umbelliferae family.
In Ayurveda, jeera has a very crucial role specifically in disorders related to your digestion. The cumin seeds have a tendency to increase pitta dosha and balance Vata and Kapha dosha. It has ushna potency.