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Cumin Essential Oil


Botanical Name: Cuminum cyminum

Plant Part: Seeds Extraction

Method: Steam Distilled

Origin: India Description: Originally from the Mediterranean area, Cumin is a small annual herb about 50cm ( 20 inches) high with deep green, narrow feathery leaves and tiny white or pink flowers, followed by small oblong seeds.

Color: Colorless to pale yellowish green to brownish yellow liquid.

Consistency: Thin

Aromatic Scent: Cumin Essential Oil has a characteristic spicy, penetrating scent.

Note: Middle Strength 

Aroma: Medium

Blends well with: Angelica Root, Caraway, Lavender, Rosemary,Chamomile, and essential oils with an oriental flavor.

History: In use for over 4,000 years, Cumin was mainly used for its digestive properties and as a spice. The ancient Greeks and Romans used it much as we use black pepper. In the Holy Land, people used it to pay their debts and taxes with it. In the Middle Ages, feudal lords sometimes paid their serfs with Cumin for services rendered, before it fell out of favor with Europeans as a spice; at the same time, it began to grow in popularity in South America.

Common Uses: The chemical properties of Cumin may be beneficial for, aphrodisiac, bactericidal, carminative, depurative, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, larvicidal, nervine, stimulant, and as a tonic. In the past, Cumin Essential Oil was found to be useful as a warming oil that helps relieve muscular pains and osteoarthritis; for the digestive system it was used as a stimulant that helps with colic, dyspepsia, flatulence, bloating and indigestion; and for the nervous system, Cumin was used as a tonic with beneficial effect on headaches, migraine pain and nervous exhaustion.

Cautions: Cumin Essential Oil 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.

CERTIFICATE OF ANALYSIS ESSENTIAL7 CUMIN ESSENTIAL OIL CUMINUM CYMINUM LNP Ref#: 5648 Production Date: 11-01-14 Botanical Origin: INDIA Lot#: K-5760-KE-2012 Product Information Extraction Method: STEAM DISTILLED Parts Used: SEEDS Quality: 100% PURE & NATURAL Cultivation: FARMED Shelf Life: 2 YEARS Analysis Specifications Appearance: Fluid liquid Colour: Pale yellow to brownish liquid displaying a greenish tint Odour: The odour is extremely powerful, diffusive green, spicy, slightly fatty, softand mellow. CAS #: 8014-13-9 FEMA#: 2343 ========================================================================= PHYSICO-CHEMICAL PROPERTIES ========================================================================= Specific Gravity @25*C....0.9000-0.9350............0.907 Refractive Index @25*C....1.4910-1.5090............1.4980 Optical Rotation..........+1.0000-+8.0000..........+5*C Cuminic Aldehyde..........25.000-40.000%...........34.45%

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