Cumin oil, made from steam distilling the seeds of the Cuminum Cyminum plant, is a warming oil with a potent aroma and spicy, earthy notes. Cumin essential oil can be added to cooking for its wonderful flavor and many health benefits. Its anti-oxidant, anti-spasmodic and anti-microbial properties make it useful to use internally to treat digestive discomfort, and externally to relieve muscle aches and cramps, painful joints, stomach cramps and skin infections.
When used aromatically, cumin oil is calming and grounding which may help to reduce anxiety and boost confidence and emotional strength.
Directions for use
Take cumin internally by adding 1 drop to a glass of water and drinking it after a meal, or for a lovely spicy flavor add 1-3 drops to your cooking.
For external use, massage a few drops of cumin oil into the skin, muscles, joints and abdomen.
To use cumin oil aromatically, add 2-3 drops to an oil burner or diffuser. You can also make an oil blend by combining it with bergamot, caraway, lavender or rosemary oil.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice to diagnose, treat or cure any health condition. The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that essential oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a medical doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. All cautions, listed or not, for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. Unless otherwise specified, all essential oils should be diluted with a carrier oil when used externally. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have an existing health condition please consult your doctor before attempting to use a new essential oil.