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Cumin Seed Oil

Cumin Seed Oil
Cumin Seed Oil
Product Code : 12
Product Description

Cumin Seed Oil

Botanical Name:

Description & Extraction:

Originally from the Mediterranean area, it is a small annual herb about 50cm ( 20 inches) high, with deep green, narrow feathery leaves and tiny white or pink flowers, followed by small oblong seeds. Known since Biblical times, it is mainly used for its digestive properties. The Egyptians used it for headaches. Cumin essential oil is extracted from Cuminum cyminum (also known as C. odorum) of the Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) family and is also known as cummin and Roman caraway. Cumin oil is extracted by steam distillation from the ripe seed.

Blends well with:
It blends well with angelica, caraway and chamomile.

Chemical Composition:
The main chemical components of cumin oil are cuminic, cymene, dipentene, limonene, phellandrene and pinene.

Toxicological Properties:

Cumin oil are antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, antitoxic, bactericidal, carminative, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, nervine, stimulant and tonic. It has a spicy and very penetrating smell.

Uses & Precautions:

  • Cumin is useful as a warming oil and helps relieve muscular pains and osteoarthritis.
  • In the digestive system, it is a stimulant that helps with colic, dyspepsia, flatulence, bloating and indigestion.
  • For the nervous system, it is a tonic and has a beneficial effect on headaches, migraine and nervous exhaustion.
  • Cumin has an overpowering smell and should be used very sparingly, yet it is considered non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. It does have photo-toxic qualities, so should not be used when the skin will be exposed to sunlight.
  • People with a sensitive skin should avoid it and it should be avoided during pregnancy.


Cumin oil aids the digestive system, is helpful for the nervous system as a tonic, and relieves muscular aches and pains.

Burners and vaporizers
In vapor therapy cumin oil can be useful for the digestive, nervous and muscular systems.

Shipping Options:
We have shipping our goods by Air as well as Sea and also shipping i.e. DHL, Fedex, UPS, TNT, & EMS.


Cumin Seed Oil

Lot No

As Mentioned On label

Manufacturing Date

May 2010

Best Before

May 2012 (Please follow standard storage conditions for better shelf life)


Fluid liquid


Pale Yellow to Brownish liquid displaying a Greenish Tint


The odor is extremely Powerful, Diffusive Green Spicy slightly Fatty, Soft & Mellow

Botanical Source

Cuminum Cyminum Linne (Fam: Umbelliferae)





Physico-Chemical Properties:-

Specific Gravity

0.905 -0.925

Refractive Index

1.5010 - 1.5060

Optical Rotation

+3o To +8o

Total Assay

30% (Cuminic Aldehyde)


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