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Product Name:Cumin Seed Oil
Family:Extraction
Description & extraction
Originally from the Mediterranean area, it 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. Known since Biblical times, it is mainly used for its digestive properties. The Egyptians used it for headaches. Cumin essential oil is extracted from Cuminum cyminum (also known as C. odorum) of the Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) family and is also known as cummin and Roman caraway. Cumin oil is extracted by steam distillation from the ripe seed.
Blends Well With:It blends well with angelica, caraway and chamomile.
Chemical Components:Carvone,The main chemical components of cumin oil are cuminic, cymene, dipentene, limonene, phellandrene and pinene.
Toxicological Properties:
Cumin oil are antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, antitoxic, bactericidal, carminative, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, nervine, stimulant and tonic. It has a spicy and very penetrating smell.
Appearance: Clear Yellow to Light Yellow
Colour:Pale Yellow to Brownish liquid displaying a Greenish Tint
Odour:
The odour is light and Fresh, Warm Spicy reminiscent of Caraway. The taste is warm slightly burring but pleasant and aromatically sweet.
Botanical Source:Anethum Graveolens L.