Cumin. Definition

Medical Definition: Cumin

Plant the ginger family in eastern India and is used as a spice and food coloring. In some cultures, the underground stems are used to treat certain stomach problems. The substance of the cumin gives a yellow color (curcumin) is being studied in the treatment of cancer, Alzheimer's disease, cystic fibrosis and psoriasis. The scientific name is Curcuma longa. Also called Indian saffron and jiang huang.

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