A close cousin to black cumin with similar properties. It is an antioxidant and helps stimulate digestion and reduces gas and bloating. Egyptians have record of cumin going back 5,000 years, and was an ingredient in the mummification process. Cumin seed was thought to promote love and fidelity in ancient traditions and therefore was carried at weddings. Cumin stimulates menstruation and also can be gargled to soothe laryngitis. Another great source of blood building due to its high iron content.