Cumin essential oil - properties
It is not the most popular among the famous essential oils. But this does not in the least reduce the usefulness and effectiveness of the remedy. Its health benefits stem from bactericidal, carminative, diuretic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, detoxifying, sedative, digestive and tonic properties.
Common caraway is a biennial plant known for its odorous seeds used in cooking, soap making, perfumery, and medicine. In cooking, caraway seeds are used in bakery, alcoholic beverage production, in pickling cabbage and pickling cucumbers. They give the food a peculiar spicy aroma. In official medicine, cumin essential oil is widely used for the aromatization of medicines. Traditional medicine typically uses cumin in various herbal preparations.
The components of the essential oil are responsible for the specific smell. It is contained in seeds, which are also fruits. The fruits of caraway contain 3 to 7 percent of the essential oil. Its main components are carvone (50-60%), as well as quercitin, coumarins, protein and tannins, polyunsaturated fatty acids. The composition and percentage of essential oil depends on the stage of seed maturity. The essential oil of cumin is extracted from the dried and crushed fruit using a steam distillation process.
The amazing properties of cumin essential oil
The oil helps with sluggish digestion, but it should be used in small doses, since exceeding the dose can lead to the opposite effect - overexcitation, and even vomiting. Cumin essential oil stimulates the activity of the stomach and intestines, stimulates and regulates their activity. The oil additionally stimulates the production of bile and gastric juice, enhances intestinal peristalsis. Its smell stimulates the appetite.
Cumin oil successfully protects wounds and cuts, as it has antiseptic properties and perfectly disinfects the site of injury. Germs won't pass!
Cumin oil can be used together with anticonvulsants, and can also be added to therapy for convulsions, persistent coughing, pain.
Essential oil of cumin has powerful bactericidal properties, thanks to which it is used in the treatment of diarrhea, cholera, and internal bacterial infections in the colon, stomach, intestines, and genitourinary system. And also for external infections of the skin, ears, eyes and wounds.
Cumin increases urine output and urinary frequency. This may not seem like a big deal, but it is very beneficial to your health. Fats (up to 4% of the urine volume) are also removed with urine. As a result, there is no doubt that the more often and the more you urinate, the more fat is lost. Excess fluid is removed from the body, swelling decreases, toxins float away with excess fluid and blood pressure decreases. The kidneys are also cleansed.
Cumin oil eliminates harmful toxins from outside the body, as well as excess hormones produced internally, metabolic by-products, in addition to those that enter the bloodstream from food. For example, uric acid, insecticides, synthetic colors, fertilizers, preservatives, thickeners, flavor and odor enhancers. The oil increases sweating and urination, which helps to remove toxins.
Normalizing the menstrual cycle
Cumin oil is an excellent helper for gynecological problems. Its activity, which regulates and reduces menstrual pain, has a beneficial effect on the female body both in blooming age and during menopause.
Cumin oil is an excellent remedy for helping to avoid nervous disorders, the consequences of which are cramps, anxiety, stress.
Cumin essential oil tones muscles, tissues, skin and internal systems such as respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, excretory and others. This tonic effect will help keep your skin young and in perfect condition for years to come.
Effects of cumin oil on the skin.
Cumin aromatic oil has a good effect on oily skin, as well as regenerates tissues, helps relieve irritation and itching. Helps with problems with cellulite, resorption of hematomas, effectively against itch mites.
Gives a healthy appearance to pale skin.
Precautions and contraindications.
Cumin oil is very potent, so it should only be used diluted. Before using. check for irritation on a small area of skin. Avoid contact with eyes.
Contraindicated in people and individual intolerance, pregnant women, children under 3 years of age and suffering from epilepsy.
Methods of using cumin essential oil and dosages
- Salt aromatization - 10 to cumin oil per 100 g of salt, use as regular salt in cooking
- For massage mixture - 5-6 oils per 20 ml of base oil, use for massage for cellulite, hematomas, colds. Lubricate the affected areas with scabies
- For a bath - 5-7 drops per bath. (to improve the general condition, with cellulite, colds, to restore the energy field, with depression and apathy.
- Aroma lamp - 5-6 drops per session (for depression, fatigue, apathy, for air disinfection
- For flavoring dishes - 1-2 drops per 50 ml. vegetable oil or sour cream - add as a dressing for salads, for marinade meat and fish. Add a little, drop by drop, as the concentration of the oil is much higher than that of the spice.