Cumin seeds are obtained from the herb which is native to East Mediterranean to South Asian belonging to the Apiaceae family – a member of the parsley family. In Ayurvedic medicine, cumin seeds have immense medicinal value particularly for digestive disorders. The are also used in chronic diarrhoea and dyspepsia. The oil possesses a rich, spicy and earthy and sensual aroma and is extracted using steam distillation of the seeds of the plant.
Mind: Cumin essential oil can help clear out the emotional and physical pain one is holding on to. It acts as a tonic and has beneficial effect on headaches, migraine and nervous exhaustion.
Body: It is a warming oil and helps relieve muscular pains and osteoarthritis. It is a stimulant and thus is helpful with colic, dyspepsia, flatulence, bloating and indigestion.
Caution: Avoid during pregnancy and with sensitive skin. It can cause possible sensitization in some individuals, so use in very low concentration only. It is important to note that all Essential Oils are extremely concentrated in nature and if to be applied on the skin or body, should always be diluted upto a maximum dosage of 4% in a suitable carrier oil.