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Organic cumin

Organic cumin

Cumimum cymicum

Botanical Properties

This annual herbaceous plant belongs to the Apiaceae family. It is related to parsley, and similarly enjoys Mediterranean and sunny climates. This plant doesn’t grown much taller than 30cm, and gives up its seeds to make this essential oil.

Origin and history

Originating in Asia, cumin has been highly valued and used for centuries, by many ancient peoples. This precious spice plant had a prevalent role in traditional medicine. It was also considered as a form of currency. Its mythology and attributed powers granted it a prime place in magical practices (for protection, spells, and potions). Cumin also has the reputation of being a powerful aphrodisiac.

Organoleptic properties

Aspect: liquid

Colour: yellow

Odour: characteristic, aromatic, spicy

Distilled parts: seeds, grains

Country of origin:

Density: 0.895 - 0.916


Main biochemical components: Cuminic aldehyde, gamma-Terpinene

Allergenic molecules naturally found within this essential oil: Limonene, Linalool

Certain natural components of this essential oil may cause allergic reactions. Please do an allergy test on the skin in the crease of your elbow before using this product.


  • Calming
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antispasmodic
  • Antalgic
  • Digestion stimulating
  • Appetite stimulating
  • Carminative
  • Sedative


Organic cumin essential oil contains a high proportion of aldehydes. As a stimulant for both the appetite and the digestive system, it is a useful product for all of their associated problems. These include the production of intestinal gases, bile secretion, spasms, a lack of appetite, difficult digestion, etc. It is also a known calmer, sedative, and relaxing agent. It can be used in a blend with citrus essential oils to help fight insomnia. Furthermore, cumin essential oil is easy to use in the kitchen: it will make dishes such as hummus, couscous, and baba ganoush simply delicious.



Please consult your doctor before taking any therapy or treatment orally.

Oral administration:

Take 1 drop of organic cumin essential oil two times a day, with a little honey or on a lozenge placed under the tongue, to help stimulate your appetite.

On the skin:

Mix 35 drops of organic cumin essential oil with 30ml of organic sesame oil, and use to massage the belly if you are suffering from aerophagia.

Possible synergies

For digestion: Basil, Mint, Sweet fennel

Energetic values and synergies

In energy aromatherapy, cumin is linked to the Svadhisthana chakra, which is the 2nd chakra and is associated with the colour orange.

Cumin essential oil will harmonise this chakra. This will calm the element of water, whilst soothing agitation and nervousness.

In synergy: Curcuma


Flammable. Oral use only under medical advice. Keep out of reach of children. Unadvisable for children under the age of three, pregnant or lactating women. Do not apply to the skin before exposing oneself to the sun. Can be used in cooking. Do not apply neat to the skin.


The information given on this site regarding essential oils are only to be taken as indications. They do in no way, aim to replace any medical advice given by a qualified doctor. For all therapeutic uses, or if you wish to obtain more information on essential oils, please consult your doctor

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