Cumin might have cholesterol-lowering and antibacterial effects, but it's not clear if these effects have an impact in the body.
People use cumin for abnormal levels of cholesterol or blood fats, obesity, diarrhea, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Don't confuse cumin with black seed, which is sometimes called black cumin. These are not the same.
Uses & Effectiveness
We currently have no information for CUMIN overview.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Cumin is commonly consumed in foods. There isn't enough reliable information to know if cumin is safe to use as a medicine when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and stick to food amounts.
Bleeding disorders. Cumin might slow blood clotting, which might make bleeding disorders worse.
Surgery: Cumin might lower blood sugar levels and slow blood clotting. It might interfere with blood sugar control and make bleeding worse during and after surgery. Stop using cumin at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs) interacts with CUMIN
Cumin might lower blood sugar levels. Taking cumin along with diabetes medications might cause blood sugar to drop too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely.
Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs) interacts with CUMIN
Cumin might slow blood clotting. Taking cumin along with medications that also slow blood clotting might increase the risk of bruising and bleeding.
Rifampin (Rifadin) interacts with CUMIN
Cumin might increase how much rifampin the body absorbs. Taking cumin along with rifampin might increase the effects and side effects of rifampin.
Be cautious with this combination
As medicine, cumin essential oil has most often been used by adults in doses of 25-75 mg by mouth daily for up to 6 months. Cumin powder has most often been used in doses of 1.5-3 grams by mouth daily for up to 6 months. Speak with a healthcare provider to find out what type of product and dose might be best for a specific condition.
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