जीरा/Jeera or Cumin is the dried seed of the herb Cuminum cyminum, a member of the parsley family. It is one of the major spices especially foods from its native regions of the Mediterranean and Southwest Asia. Jeera lends its distinctive flavor to chili, tamales and various Indian curries. Its flavor has been described as earthy, nutty, spicy and warm.
Jeera has been used in traditional medicine and Ayurveda for a long time considered being beneficial for health which is also confirmed by the modern studies and research. The health benefits of Sajira includes promotion of digestion and reducing food-borne infections, aids in weight loss and improves blood sugar control and cholesterol, a rich source of Iron, prevents diabetes and many more.