The essential oil of cumin is extracted from the Carum Carvi plant, also known as Apium Carvi, belonging to the family Umbelliferae. This pleasantly essential oil helps relieve mental stress and emotional fatigue. It supports the digestive and excretory system and clears the airways. It also helps with skin and scalp problems.
This essential oil has a sweet spicy aroma with a slight peppery smell.
Cumin oil is extracted by steam distillation from dried and ripened seeds and yields between 2-8%.
The chemical components of the cumin essential oil are acetaldehyde, Cumuninic aldehyde, Furfurol, carvone and lemon.
Although not toxic, the oil can cause skin irritation if used in excessive concentration.
The therapeutic properties of essential oil of cumin are: spasmolytic, antiseptic, astringent, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, disinfectant, diuretic, emmenagogue, galactagogue, expectorant, parasiticide, stimulant, stomach, tonic and anthelmintic.
The cumin oil is used to relieve nerves and relieve mental fatigue. It has a strong curative effect on the digestive system. Helps in nerve stomach, colic, flatulence and stomach cramps.
As an expectorant, it helps with bronchitis, bronchial asthma, and cough. It is also useful in cases of a sore throat, laryngitis, and for the urinary system helps to flush out the toxins. Nursing mothers use it to increase her milk, and many women use it to relieve menstrual pain.
Cumin essential oil improves tissue regeneration and is an effective remedy for oily skin, bruises, boils, and wound infection. Relieves pruritus and helps with acne and scalp problems.
- Inhalers and Vaporizers: Cumin oil soothes the nerves and helps the digestive system. They help in urinary problems and purify the airways.
- Use as massage oil or in the bathroom: Cumin essential oil can be used mixed with massage oil or diluted in the bath. This application helps in digestive and respiratory problems and tone the skin.
- As a cream: The use of oil in creams helps with itchy skin, acne, bruises and tissue regeneration. It can also be used to reduce the signs of aging.