Information on Cumin

Latin NameCuminum cyminum
Part UsedSeeds
Herb FormsBulk herb, powder.
AffectsDigestive system
CautionsNone noted.
Botanical InfoA small annual in the Parsley family with a slender stem native to the Mediterranean area.
DescriptionCumin seed is widely used in cooking, as a flavoring agent, and is useful for flatulence and indigestion.

Cumin has a taste of SPICY, AROMATIC and a temperature of WARM.


Infusion1 cup 2-3 x daily

Ailments Treated by Cumin

AilmentTreatment SupportApplication
Flatulencecarminativetea, powder
Indigestioncarminativetea, powder


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