Cuminum cyminum L.1
Plant Family: Apiaceae
Cumin is a spice that is well-known in countries such as Mexico and India, and in areas such as the Middle East, that has been used for generations in traditional curry mixes, cuisines, and sauces. Many may not know that it was a popular condiment during ancient Roman and Greek times as well, was found in Egyptian tombs and mentioned in the Bible, and that its use has been continual for thousands of years. It is a valued carminative amongst herbalists and is highly regarded in Ayurvedic medicine as a digestive support that is often administered as a healing food or beverage.
Essential oil containing cumin aldehyde (p-isopropyl-benzaldehyde), perilla aldehyde, cumin alcohol, α- and β-pinene, dipentene, p-cymene and β-phellandrene, pyrazine and various alkyl derivatives, sulfur compounds, flavonoid glycosides, tannins, and others.4,6
Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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