20 November 2008

Botanical Name
Cuminum cyminum

Origin
Mediterranean region

Color
Deep Golden Yellow

Consistency/Viscosity
Medium

Perfumery Note
Middle - Base

Aroma
Spicy, masculine, sensual, earthy

Strength of Initial Aroma
Medium - Strong

Extraction Method
It is extracted from its seed using steam distillation

Constituents and Chemical Composition
Cuminic, Cymene, Dipentene, Limonene, Pinene, Cuminaldehyde, phellandrene, myrcene, farnesene, andcaryophyllene

Therapeutic Properties
Antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, antitoxic, bactericidal, carminative, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, nervine and stimulant

Uses for Health Benefits (Indications)
  • Cumin oil is used as a warming oil and helps in relieving muscular pains
  • It is used as a stimulant in the digestive system which helps with bloating, colic, dyspepsia, flatulence and indigestion
  • Cumin oil is effective on headaches, migraine and nervous exhaustion
  • Others: Toxin buildup, poor circulation, low blood pressure, stomach cramps, indigestion, gas, fatigue
Precaution
  • Cumin oil should be used very sparingly
  • It can be phototoxic. It should not be used when the skin will be exposed to sunlight and people having sensitive skin
  • It should be avoided during pregnancy
Blend With
Angelica, Caraway and Camomile

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