Like many spices, Cumin is also used for medicinal purposes. In Sanskrit, cumin is known as jira "that which helps digestion", so it's a great spice to include in marinades for meats, and curries with onion and garlic. It's also a staple in stews, soups, and chilli.
Lightly roast the seeds and grind in a pestle and mortar or spice grinder for freshly ground cumin.
* all spices come in small paper pouches to maximize freshness, eliminate waste and reduce your shipping charges. Transfer to your spice rack or glass mason jars after opening.