Cumin Essential Oil

Cumin natural oil  obtained by distillation and having the characteristic odour of the plant and coconcentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds.

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  • Cuminic aldehyde
  • γ-Terpinene
  • β-Pinene
  • p-Cymene
  • Bactericidal: Cumin essential oil is a good bactericide that can be used in the treatment of diarrhea and cholera, which are caused by bacteria.
  • Carminative: Cumin oil has strong carminative properties and effectively drives away gases from the intestines.
  • Digestive: Cumin oil aids in digestion, but should be taken in low doses. High doses can do the exact reverse and can also make you vomit.
  • Diuretic: Cumin Oil increases urination, both in frequency and in quantity. This may sound not that important, but it can be very beneficial for health.
  • Anti-septic: The antiseptic properties of Cumin oil do not let the external and internal cuts and wounds become septic.
  • Anti-spasmodic: This oil has very effective anti-spasmodic properties. It can be used in treatment for nearly all sorts of spasms and associated troubles such as cramps, convulsions, non-stop coughs, pains, and cramps.
  • Detoxifier: Cumin oil is an efficient detoxifier. It removes toxins, including those which are produced by the body, such as some excess hormones and metabolic byproducts.
  • Emmenagogue: Cumin oil can help maintain a regular menstruation cycle and can open obstructed menses.
  • Stimulant: It particularly stimulates the digestive and excretory system and keeps them in order.
  • Nervine: Cumin oil is good for the nerves and helps to cure nervous disorders such as convulsions, anxiety, and stress.
  • Cumin oil shows photo-toxicity when exposed to sunlight and should therefore not be exposed to sunlight after external application.
  • It should be used in low or mild doses because the very strong smell can cause headaches and nausea.
  • Pregnant women should avoid using this oil as well.

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