Cumin Essential Oil – Cuminum cyminum – (Apiaceae) – is native to the Middle East and Western Asia and is an essential oil derived from the steam distillation of the seeds. Cumin has been used as a spice over the world for many years but not until recently as an essential oil. This may mean why it is not so popular as many of the other spice oils on the market.
Cumin Essential Oil has a reputation of having good medicinal properties and health benefits. The oil is used as a bactericide for topical use. There are some natural medicines which suggest that the it can betaken internally for internal bacterial problems. (Heritage Oils does not promote the internal use of essential oils unless in receipt of a Food Grade certificate. Otherwise toxicology tests should be taken.) Seek advice from your medical practitioner or Aromatherapist if wanting to take the oil internally for internal bacterial problems.
Our advice is to use this oil in a diffuser, as a blend or in a carrier oil for topical use. The benefits of Cumin oil will be experienced either inhaled or massaged into the skin.
Cumin is known to help in times of stress.
Cumin essential oil is suitable in beard oils which suits from its rich peppery masculine aroma. Blended with Sandalwood, Patchouli, Cedarwood with a good carrier oil like Hemp would make an exotic beard oil or for a deep massage but always use a skin test first as a precaution.
Cumin essential oil should be kept in a cool place below 30C. This oil is not to be taken and seek medical advice if you wish to use Cumin oi if pregnant. Keep out of the reach of children.
Main plant chemical compounds of Cumin oil are: Cuminic acid, Cymene, Dipentene, Pinene, Limonene and Phellandrene
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