Cuminum Cyminum Seeds

Scientific Name: Cuminum Cyminum L.
English Name: Cumin Seed
Other Names in English:
Family: Umbelliferae

Product Details

Health Benefits

Temperament: Very hot and dry.
1- Eat it. It is a warmer, solvent, desiccant and astringent.
2- Soak it in vinegar and then roast it and eat it. Stops diarrhea caused by moisture and phlegm.
3- Mix pounded cumin with water and vinegar and eat it. It is useful for treating shortness of breath and cold suffocation. It strengthens the stomach, intestines, liver, stimulation and appetite, relieve bloating, eliminating moist hiccups and acidity of food in the stomach.
4- Pound it softly and mix it with celery juice and drink it. Eliminates stomach parasites.
5- Tasting its brewed tea is useful for relieving toothache.
6- To treat exfoliate skin around nails, pulverize it with salt and poultice it and keep the hands oily constantly, especially at nights.
7- Draw its juice with honey to the eyes. It relieves itching of the eyes, and if the itching is due to heat, mix its extract with egg white and drop in the eyes.
8- Soak it in vinegar and when the nose bleeds, drop it in the nose and inhale. Stops bleeding.
Note: Harmful to the lungs.
Modifier: Is a tragacanth.


It is a plant of the Umbelliferae family, an annual herbaceous plant that grows up to 60 centimeters in height. The leaves are cut in the form of thin, green, strips of cotton, and the flowers are small, white, or pink, appearing as compound umbels at the end of the flowering stem in May and June. The fruit is 5 millimeters long and narrow on both ends, it is very fragrant and penetrating, the color of the fruit is green and gray and in some varieties it is even white and yellow, its root is long and vertical. This plant first grows on the banks of the Nile, but now grows wild in large areas with a Mediterranean climate, it is planted in Tabriz and other parts of Iran.

Chemical Constituents

α–Pinene (29.2%), limonene (21.7%), 1,8-cineole (18.1%), linalool (10.5%), linalyl acetate (4.8%), and α-terpineole (3.17%) are the major components of the essential oil.
Isobutyl isobutyrate, α-Thujene, α-Pinene, Sabinene, Myrcene, p-Cymene, Limonene, 1, 8-Cineole, γ-Terpinene, Terpinolene, Linalool, α -Campholenal, trans-Pinocarveole, δ-Terpineole, Terpinene-4-ol, α-Terpineole, trans-Carveole, cis-Carveole, Geraniol, Linalyl acetate, Methyl geranate, α-Terpinyl acetate, Neryl acetate, Methyl eugenol, β-Caryophyllene, Spathulenol, Humulene epoxide II, Acetocyclohexane dione.

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