|Common Method Of Extraction
||Penetrating and Spicy smell
Cumin Oil is extracted by means of Steam Distillation
Cuminic, cymene, dipentene, limonene, phellandrene and pinene are the main
chemical components of cumin oil. Further, the oil also contains 32 fatty
acids (99.9%) that are identified in the fixed oil. The major fatty acids
that present in the oil are linoleic acid (50.2%), oleic acid (19.9%),
margaric acid (10.3%), cis-11,14-eicosadienoic acid (7.7%) and stearic acid
Essential Oil Information
Cumin is a small annual herb originally found in Mediterranean area. The
leaves of plant are narrow and deep green in color. It is about 20 inches in
height and the tiny flowers are pink or white in color. The seeds are small
The plant is known to the world since Biblical times and is used for its
digestive properties. Cumin is used as a medium of paying taxes by the
Pharisees. Feudal lords paid serfs with cumin, in the Middle Ages. The oil
is used as a cure for headache by the Egyptians. Cumin serves as an
important ingredient in various Mexican dishes and Indian curries.
The natural cumin oil contains spicy and penetrating smell.
The essential cumin oil is a stimulant that helps in curing indigestion, dyspepsia,
bloating and flatulence, in the digestive system. For nervous system, it
serves as tonic with beneficial effects on nervous exhaustion, migraine and
headaches. However, the cumin oil is a warm oil that helps in muscles pain
relieving and osteoarthritis.
The cumin oil is used as toner, stimulant, antiseptic, anti-toxic,
carminative, anti-spasmodic, digestive and bactericidal. It is also used for
curing headache. Warm cumin oil is used to relieve muscular pains and
Clear to pale yellow in color the oil aids digestive system, nervous system
and relieves muscular pains and aches. The oil is light to medium in
consistency and releases medium aroma.
Blends Well With
Angelica, Caraway, Chamomile, Lavender and Rosemary.
The oil has overpowering smell and is better be avoided during pregnancy.
It contains photo-toxic qualities and should not be used when skin will be
exposed to sunlight. The strong smell can cause nausea and headache.
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