Jeera/Cumin (belongs to the Apiaceous family) seeds are very famous for their medicinal benefits having spicy flavor and slightly bitter taste. It has a strong photochemical compound called as the cumin aldehyde (4-isopropylbenzaldehyde) which gives it a pungent aroma as well as the hot and spicy taste. Generally, in India it is used to fry the soups, curries, sauces and etc to get the aromatic and yummy taste. Taking roasted cumin seeds powder with and or lassie helps in treating diarrhea or dysentery problems.