Basically derived from seeds is an essential oil known as Cumin. This oil is extracted from a flowering plant belonging to the “Cuminum cyminum” species in the plant kingdom. Furthermore, this oil is extracted from dried and crushed seeds using a process known as “steam distillation”. In addition, this oil is also renowned for blending well with other essential oils such as Angelica, Caraway, Camomile, and Coriander. This oil is also extremely useful in the treatment of conditions such as dyspepsia, flatulence, and depression.
A. Chemical Constituents of Cumin Oil:
This oil is basically extracted using dried and crushed seeds of the Cumin plant belonging to the “Cuminum cyminum” species in the plant kingdom. In addition, this oil also consists of organic compounds such as Cuminic Acid, Cymene, Dipentene, Limonene, Phellandrene, and Pinene.
B. The uses and benefits of Cumin Oil:
There are a number of benefits that one can enjoy by using this essential oil. However, one should also consider the adverse reactions or side effects reported from its use:
When used this oil is capable of destroying bacteria and help in the treatment of bacterial diseases such as diarrhea and cholera.
This oil when used is capable of curing the formation of gas i.e. flatulence within the gastrointestinal system.
This oil when used is capable of ensuring a normal digestive process by helping in maintaining normal peristaltic movements within the intestine.
This oil is also capable of flushing out unwanted waste material from the body such as excessive fat, kidney stone etc by stimulating the increase in urination.
This oil when used is capable of destroying disease causing microbes and treating internal and external wounds, and thereby serving as an antiseptic.
C. The adverse effects of the Cumin Oil:
There are a couple of adverse effects that the use of this oil could cause, and they are as follows:
- The excessive use of this oil could lead to headaches and nausea, and hence it must used in a low dosage.
- This oil (like several others) can severely affect pregnancy, and hence pregnant women must avoid using it.