HIMACHALI KALA ZEERA
The Himachali Kala Zeera, Black cumin (scientifically known as Bunium persicum Boiss) is an economically important medicinal plant and spice herb growing wild in the dry temperate regions of North western Himalayas. It grows as a wild plant in the forests and grassy slopes of dry temperate and high mountainous regions (1850‐3100m amsl), comprising regions of Kinnaur, Lahaul ‐ Spiti, Pangi and Bharmaur of Himachal Pradesh. It is a small, grassy and perennial plant, which produces white or pink compound umbel of flowers on the terminal and lateral stems during the third year of its life. Himachali Kala Zeera received the Geographical Indication of India tag on 04/03/2019.