Cumin Essential Oil – Cuminum cyminum – (Apiaceae) – is native to the Middle East and Western Asia. is an oil derived from the steam distillation of the seeds. 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. As a bactericide for topical use or 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.
There are many references to Cumin oil being good for body ailments which are ingested but as we do not promote the ingestion of essential oils without medical advice this page will not discuss those benefits.
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.
Main plant chemical compounds of Cumin oil are: Cuminic acid, Cymene, Dipentene, Pinene, Limonene and Phellandrene