Cumin was originally from the Mediterranean area, Cumin is a small annual herb about 50cm ( 20 inches) high with deep green, narrow feathery leaves and tiny white or pink flowers, followed by small oblong seeds.
antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, aphrodisiac, bactericidal, carminative, depurative, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, larvicidal, nervine, stimulant, and as a tonic. In massage Cumin essential oil is also used as a warming oil for muscular pains and osteoarthritis.
Known since Biblical times, it was mainly used for its digestive properties. The Egyptians used it for headaches. The Pharisees paid their taxes with it and in the Middle Ages, feudal lords paid serfs with Cumin for services rendered
Cumin has photo-toxic properties and direct sunlight should be avoided after any application. It should also be avoided by those with sensitive skin.