Cumin (Cuminum cyminum) or Jeera comes from the Parsley family. Cumin is a tropical plant and is cultivated as a Rabi crop in areas where atmospheric humidity during February-March is low. They are also found in powdered form and it is usually dried before use. Cumin is used as a flavoring agent in many ethnic products such as cheeses, pickles, sausages, soups, stews, stuffing s, rice and bean dishes, and liqueurs. Cumin is the key ingredient of Indian cooking like all types of curries and chili powders. Oil of cumin is used in fragrances. Cumin is utilized as an antispasmodic, carminative, sedative, and stimulant. Cumin also boosts the power to liver for flushing out the toxins from human body.