Cumin is a flowering plant in the Apiaceae family that grows up to one foot in height and is grown heavily in Mediterranian countries. Its seeds are contained within a fruit and are typically dried for use in many dishes around the world. Cumin was used anciently, with use of the seeds dating back to 2000 B.C. Traditional uses for Cumin include promoting digestive health and circulation. It was used ritually for internal protection and to protect one’s home. Cumin is rich in cuminaldehyde, which supports the digestive system.* Cumin has a powerful aroma and its nutty, spicy taste packs a powerful punch to recipes, so only a small amount of Cumin essential oil is needed for cooking. Cumin can be added to a variety of dishes and entrees including chili, dips, curry, soups, and salsa. It can also be used as a spice for meats and marinades.
- Add 1–3 drops to stews, soups, and curries for
a spicy flavor.
- Dilute and apply topically for a warming sensation.
- Add one drop to 4oz. of water and gargle for an effective
Directions for use
- Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of
- Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
- Topical use: Dilute with dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil
and apply to desired area. See additional precautions below.
- Steam distillation
- Warm, spicy, nutty
Main Chemical Components
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