Cumin Seed Essential Oil
Latin Name: Cuminum cyminum
Part of plant: Seed
Chemical Componants: g-terpinene, β-pinene, cuminaldehyde, para-menthadiene-1-4-al-7, para cymene
Aroma Character: soft, green, spicy
Cumin is a small, delicate, annual herb about 50cms high with a slender stem, dark green feathery leaves and small pink or white flowers followed by small oblong seeds.
Cumin is a traditional Middle Eastern spice, and one of the main ingredients of curry. Although it has gone out of use in Western herbalism it is still largely used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine, principally as a general stimulant but especially for digestive complaints such as colic, sluggish digestion and dyspepsia. Cumin essential oil is a pale yellow or greenish liquid with a warm, soft, spicy-musky scent.