Cumin - Conventional Essential Oil - Cuminum cyminum L. (Safed Zira), fam. Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) - Egypt
Botanical NameCuminum cyminum L. (Safed Zira), fam. Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)
Part of PlantSeed
Extraction MethodSteam Distilled
Country of OriginEgypt
Also known as Roman Caraway, Cumin oil has an interesting history that dates back to the earliest Mediterranean empires. Cumin oil's aroma is powerful, spicy, green, and fatty. The main constituent is cumin aldehyde, however, the characteristic odor is due to monoterpenes and dihydrocuminaldehyde. The aldehyde content ranges between 35 and 63 percent. It also contains p-cymene, phellandrene, and cuminyl alcohol. Massage therapists often say Cumin oil is the secret ingredient of deep relaxation.
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