Living Libations Cumin essential oil harnesses the power of a plant that has been enjoyed as a digestive tonic since the second millennium BCE.
Cumin was cherished by ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians in culinary creations to stimulate the appetite, and ease toxins and tummy troubles.
Thousands of years later we are able to offer a more potent super-critical extraction of cumin, that captures the full beauty and complexity of the dried spice along with the beneficial monoterpene aldehydes, cuminaldehydes, cymene, oleic and linoleic fatty acids.
Botanical Name: Cuminum cyminum
Botanical Family: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)
Extraction Method: Super-critical extraction
Part of Plant Distilled: Seeds
Country of Origin: Germany
Cultivation Method: Organic
Sensual spice with a warming-curry, pungent, musky essence
Moderately photosensitive (do not apply undiluted to skin and then expose to sun).
Blends Well with
Turmeric, schizandra, frankincense, cardamom, coriander, tarragon, thyme, cinnamon, clove, savory, and myrrh.
To spice up and preserve culinary creations and as a digestif. General guideline: 3-5 drops is equivalent to one tablespoon of dried herb. Used in natural perfumery to create green-spicy accords.
Cumin comes with the knowledge of over 4,000 years of medicinal use! Cumin is a multicultural treasure used for centuries to stimulate the appetite, lower toxicity levels, soothe itchy coughs and calm upset stomachs. The spice retained its reputation throughout Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece, where it was used at the dinner table in much the same way we used salt and pepper.
Our Cumin essence is a hearty super-critical extraction from the organic seeds of this historic plant, ensuring the upmost purity and potency.
“Medicinally, cumin was chiefly used as a stimulant, carminative, and antispasmodic. It is still used in Ayurvedic medicine for these purposes, and in aromatherapy cumin essential oil can be used to support the digestive system and nervous system, and to aid with ‘toxic accumulations’ (Lawless 1992).”
〰 Jennifer Peace Rhind, Fragrance and Well-Being