Cumin

CUMIN
cuminum cyminum      

This strong spice has been used since Ancient times as both a spice and medicine. It is a Middle Eastern spice known as one of the main ingredients of curry. The oil is used for chronic viral diseases, as an antiseptic to prevent infections and to help with stress and anxiety. Interestingly, as a tonic it can be used to help tone muscles, tissues and skin as well as the nervous, digestive, circulatory and excretory systems. It helps to detoxify the body by promoting perspiration and urination. Also, it can help relieve cramps and spasms due to menstruation, restless leg syndrome and digestive spasms.

Blends well with chamomile.

Uses:

Anxiety/Stress:  Diffuse or take 1 drop and add to food.

Digestive issues:  Take 1 drop and add to food.

Menstrual cramps:  Apply topically to the area. Can mix a few drops with your body lotion or apply directly to the area.

Tonic:  Apply 3-4 drops to 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and rub into the soles of your feet.

Therapeutic properties:

Antibacterial
Antiseptic
Antispasmodic
Carminative
Diuretic

Safety:

Do not go in direct sunlight or tanning beds for 12 hours after topical application.  Do not use during pregnancy, if you are nursing, being treated for other health issues or taking medications, be sure to consult your healthcare provider.

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