Common Uses: The properties include use as an anti-oxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, aphrodisiac, bactericidal, carminative, depurative, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, larvicidal, nervine, stimulant, and as a tonic. Cumin essential oil is also useful as a warming oil that helps relieve muscular pains and osteoarthritis. For the digestive system it is a stimulant that helps with colic, dyspepsia, flatulence, bloating and indigestion. For the nervous system, Cumin essential oil is a tonic with beneficial effect on headaches, migraine pain and nervous exhaustion.
Cautions: Cumin has photo-toxic properties and direct sunlight should be avoided after any application. It should also be avoided if pregnant and by those with sensitive skin.