CODE: 41

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Latin names: Cuminum cyminum
French names: Cumin blanc, Cumin d’Orient, Jeera safed
Other English name: Jeera safed
Extracted from: seeds
  • Absolutely marvellous to spice up dishes. Also to accompany dishes that may be difficult to digest.
  • Cumin pacifies and improves the attention.
  • For shy and discreet people, this spice helps self-assertion .
  • If you have lost your appetite, cumin can bring it back to you: just lick one drop off your hand.
White cumin is a tiny umbelliferous that likes, above all things, getting a lot of sun (of which it is a close Fire friend). When its friend gives it enough light, it doesn't need foliage and is content with a few fine and deeply carved leaves placed at the bottom of the stem, letting its flowers grow up (which is very important for a cumin plant). Indeed, cumin wants to take its seeds up into the sun from which the precious essential oil is extracted and which are used in the cooking.
Like any Pitta individual, cumin is very demanding and requires a quality type of soil, which can sometimes make it colour its flowers light pink. They are usually little white umbels, not too large but not too tiny so as not to prevent the sun's light from warming the plant up.
White cumin is commonly famous for its unusual smell that gives falafel and a lot of eastern dishes their particular charm. That is how it can be differentiated from Carvi - a bit less expensive. Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius was called Marcus Cuminus to emphasise his wealth. Indeed, cumin was once used as a currency by Pharisians. Piedmont people used to use it in a less extravagant way, though. It was given to the groom/fiancé to ensure he would be faithful and abstemious until the wedding.
Cumin's extraordinary digestive abilities, however, have ALWAYS brought it into kitchens. And into all dishes, salty or sweet. Its use in traditional cuisines made it become unavoidable on any table around the world. And it is a prime ingredient in curry powder.
Balances the mind.
Helps to get a clear and objective view of self.
Allows more convincing self-expression and better knowledge of who you are .
Brings nice, nicer, and even "nicerer" thoughts.
To get intuition and dreams back.
Liberates internal winds and airs.
Turns away and protects from witches.
Carminatif, Facilite l’expulsion de gaz intestinaux
Spasmolytique, Antispasmodique
Digestif, Apéritif
Galactogène, Stimulateur de la sécrétion lactée
Emménagogue, Stimule l’arrivée des règles
Sédatif, Somnifère
Anti-inflammatoire (surtout au niveau gastro-intestinal)
Régulateur thyroïdien, Hypothyroïdien, Ralentit la thyroïde
Stimule l'émonctoire transpiration
Antiparasitaire, Vermifuge
Tonifiant, Tonique, Stimulant
Ballonnements, Gaz intestinaux, Crampes intestinales
Douleurs et crampes de menstruations, Syndrome prémenstruel
Digestion lourde, Indigestion, Repas copieux, Manque d’appétit
Manque de lait, Montée de lait insuffisante
Aménorrhée, Manque de règles
Troubles de l’endormissement, Troubles du sommeil, Insomnie
Irritation intestinale, Polypose, Diverticulite, RCUH, Crohn, Après une gastro-entérite
Parasites intestinaux, Vers intestinaux, Amibiase, Ascaridiase, Oxyurose
Fatigue générale, Coup de pompe, Surmenage

Diminishes Pitta
Takes Kapha's heaviness away
Stimulates a calm Vata

Can vary a lot.
Monoterpenes (paracymene, beta-pinene, alpha-and gamma-terpinene)
Aldehydes (cuminaldehyde, p-menthadienal)
Ketone: none
Pyranocoumarines (scopoletin: traces)
Furanocoumarins: none listed

        Batch CUM2003/2197  (PDF, 363 Ko, French)

External use: may be slightly dermocaustic on certain people.
Keep out of reach of children.
Children and pregnant women: no other contraindication.

Essential Oils

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