Leek and Potato Soup

My friends Helen and Wayne have given me some home grown produce this week

even thou it is summer I have put them to good use, a hot soup still hit the spot

I have used both coriander and cumin in this recipe, and thought you would appreciate some information about the

Medicinal uses of cumin   

Cumin has been used therapeutically for thousands of years and it has a number of healing and curative properties that are listed below. Researchers today are now beginning to look at the components of cumin and study the beneficial effects that cumin has on the body.

Although cumin has long been known for its digestive properties, there are also many other ways in which cumin is said to keep the body healthy and heal the unhealthy body.

  • Cumin is a very good source of iron, which is needed to transport oxygen to all the cells within the body.
  • Cumin helps the body to absorb nutrients efficiently.
  • It is said to be a good general tonic and stimulant for the body.
  • It has been used to treat chest and lung disorders such as pneumonia and coughs.
  • Researchers are studying the anti-carcinogenic properties of cumin. It is found to prevent liver and stomach tumours forming in animals.
  • A paste made from cumin seeds and peppermint oil placed on the abdomen is said to relieve abdominal pains and liver disorders.
  • Cumin relieves flatulence, bloating, gas and other related stomach ailments.
  • Cumin is a diuretic.
  • It can relax muscles and prevent muscle cramps.
  • Cumin is said to help mothers produce more milk to feed their newborn babies.
  • Cumin is sometimes used as an antiseptic and also has antibacterial properties.
  • Cumin can reduce nausea and sickness, even during pregnancy.

information about the cumin from Help with Cooking