Cumin is a very popular ingredient and is an integral part of the various dishes in the Indian cuisine. Cumin or jeera is basically a tiny seed of an annual plant in the parsley family. Cumin seeds are generally available in three colors; amber, white and black. The most common amongst them is the amber seeds. Cumin has a high content of vitamin E, which makes the skin healthy and glowing. Cumin has disinfectant and anti-fungal properties, which protects the skin from microbial and fungal infections, for example, pimples, boils, eczema etc. Cumin is healthy for women of all age groups and it influences a healthy menstrual cycle. Cumin is helpful in treating colon and breast cancer. The presence of iron in cumin helps in properly maintaining metabolic activity of the body. Black cumin seeds provide you with long and lustrous hair.