Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
Cumin Oil Product Description
Extracted from the seeds of the Cuminum cyminum, Cumin oil is a powerful essential oil that can be used for bodily health and for cooking. Just as ground cumin is most commonly known for its prominent place on the kitchen spice rack, Cumin oil is equally as notable for its culinary contribution. This essential oil can bring a zest to any savory meal and can transform a bland dish into a spicy and flavorful cuisine. In addition to its cooking uses, it can also be used aromatically in a diffuser. The aroma of Cumin essential oil is warm, spicy, and nutty. When taken internally with food, water, or in a veggie capsule, Cumin oil can provide digestive aid to the body.* The cuminaldehyde in Cumin has a warming effect on skin and can be felt when applied topically.
Where to Buy Cumin Oil
Cumin essential oil is a limited time offer product that can be purchased as part of the Sunsational Flavors Kit promotion. doTERRA Cumin essential oil is a CPTG® essential oil, meaning it has passed a series of strict tests that evaluate its purity and potency. Because doTERRA Cumin oil is pure and potent it is able to serve its full purpose of offering powerful and healthful benefits to all who use it.
Cumin Oil Uses and Benefits
Cumin was used anciently, with use of the seeds dating back to 2000 B.C.
The cumin plant, Cuminum cyminum, is a member of the Apiaceae family. This annual herb is small and slender. Its leaves are separated into multiple thread-like sections and are up to five centimeters in length. The small, white or pink flowers of the plant are born in umbels with thread-like bracts. The plant also grows fruit that is grayish green to dark gray in color and around 4 to 8 millimeters in length.
Chemistry of Cumin Oil
Main Chemical Components: Cuminaldehyde (Cuminal), ß-pinene, para-cymene, (Gamma)-terpinene
A main chemical component of Cumin is cuminaldehyde (cuminal). Cuminaldehyde has a monoterpene backbone with an aldehydes functional group. Cuminaldehyde contains warming properties that contribute to the overall warming effect of Cumin oil. For more information about the chemicals found in essential oils, visit the doTERRA Science Blog.
Oils that Blend Well with Cumin oil
Cumin essential oil blends well with Cilantro and Coriander essential oils for diffusion.
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Avoid sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.