Cumin is a spice that gets from the Cuminum Cyminum plant. It is native to Asia, Africa but it is widely used in cooking the entire world. It is the second most popular seeds after black pepper.
Cumin has long been used in traditional medicine in India. Cumin seeds are actually dried fruits. They are thin, yellowish-brown, elongated ovals about 0.25 inch long with five prominent longitudinal dorsal ridges interspersed with less-distinctive secondary ridges forming a tiny grid-like pattern. Cumin is used to help with digestion, coughs, pain and liver health.