Cumin Essential Oil

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Cumin has a soft, warm, spicy aroma. Cumin is both digestive and stimulant and helps with poor circulation.

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Description

Cumin | Latin Name: Cuninum Cyminum | Family: Apiaceae | Extraction: Distillation | Plant Part: Seeds

This Essential Oil is a pale yellow or greenish liquid with a warm, soft, spicy-musky scent.

Cumin a small, delicate, annual herb about 50cm high with a slender stem, dark green feather-like leaves and small pink or white flowers followed by oblong seeds. Native to Egypt but cultivated in the Meditteranean regions, including, Spain, France and Morocco. The oil is mainly produced in India, Spain and France. It is closely related to Coriander in which it shares various properties. This plant is used for flavouring many foods and drinks especially meat products and condiments.

 

Blends

Blends well with Angelica, Caraway, Chamomile, Coriander, Lavender, Lavandin, Rosemary, Galbanum, Rosewood and Cardamom.

Cumin is a TOP note – Essential Oil Notes & Odours

Properties

Anti-oxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, aphrodisiac, bactericidal, carminative, depurative, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, larvicidal, nervine, stimulant, tonic. Used in aromatherapy to help with the accumulation of fluids or toxins, poor circulation, colic, dyspepsia, flatulence, indigestion, spasm, debility, headaches, migraine and nervous exhaustion.

Essential Oil Properties & Meanings

Herbal & Folk Tradition

Traditional Middle Eastern spice, and one of the main ingredients of curry. Used in traditional Ayuvedic medicine principally as a general stimulant but especially for digestive complaints such as colic, sluggish digestion and dyspepsia.

 

Safety Data & MSDS

Generally non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitising, however, the oil is phototoxic – do not expose treated skin to direct sunlight and avoid during pregnancy.

Aldehydes (up to 60%)

Cumin MSDS
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