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CUMIN

Other Names:

Anis Âcre, Black Cumin Seed Oil, Comino, Cumin de Malte, Cuminum cyminum, Cuminum odorum, Cummin, Huile de Graines de Cumin Noir, Jeeraka, Svetajiraka, Zira.

Black Cumin Seed Oil (CUMIN) Overview
Black Cumin Seed Oil (CUMIN) Uses
Black Cumin Seed Oil (CUMIN) Side Effects
Black Cumin Seed Oil (CUMIN) Interactions
Black Cumin Seed Oil (CUMIN) Dosing
Black Cumin Seed Oil (CUMIN) Overview Information

Cumin is an herb. The seeds of the plant are used to make medicine.

People take cumin for digestion problems including diarrhea, colic, bowel spasms, and gas. Cumin is also used to increase urine flow to relieve bloating (as a diuretic); to start menstruation; and to increase sexual desire (as an aphrodisiac).

In spices, foods, and beverages, cumin is used as a flavoring component.

In other manufacturing processes, cumin oil is used as a fragrance in cosmetics.

How does it work?

It's not known how cumin might work on the conditions for which people use it.

Black Cumin Seed Oil (CUMIN) Uses & Effectiveness What is this?

Insufficient Evidence for:

  • Diarrhea.
  • Colic.
  • Gas.
  • Bowel spasms.
  • Fluid retention.
  • Menstrual problems.
  • Increasing sexual desire.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of cumin for these uses.


Black Cumin Seed Oil (CUMIN) Side Effects & Safety

Cumin is safe in food amounts and seems to be safe for most adults in appropriate medicinal amounts. The side effects of cumin are not known.

Special Precautions & 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.

Surgery: 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.

Black Cumin Seed Oil (CUMIN) Interactions What is this?

Moderate Interaction Be cautious with this combination

  • Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs) interacts with CUMIN

    Cumin might decrease blood sugar. Diabetes medications are also used to lower blood sugar. Taking cumin along with diabetes medications might cause your blood sugar to go too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely. The dose of your diabetes medication might need to be changed.
    Some medications used for diabetes include glimepiride (Amaryl), glyburide (DiaBeta, Glynase PresTab, Micronase), insulin, pioglitazone (Actos), rosiglitazone (Avandia), chlorpropamide (Diabinese), glipizide (Glucotrol), tolbutamide (Orinase), and others.


Black Cumin Seed Oil (CUMIN) Dosing

The appropriate dose of cumin depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for cumin. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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