Cumin Seed Powder by the Ounce
Common Names: Black Cumin Seed Oil, Comino, Cummin, Cuminum Cyminum, Cuminum Odorum, Jeeraka, Svetajiraka, Zira.
Scientific Name: Cuminum Cyminum L., Umbelliferae, Umbel Family
Common Uses: Diarrhea, Colic, Gas, Bowel spasm, Fluid retention, menstrual problems, increasing sexual desire.
*Warnings: Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of cumin during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use. Cumin might lower blood sugar levels. Some experts worry that it might interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgery. Stop using cumin at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Origin: Native to the eastern Mediterranean, especially the upper reaches of the Nile