Overview

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

People use cumin for many conditions, including abnormal levels of cholesterol or blood fats (dyslipidemia), obesity, and many others, but there is little scientific evidence to support these uses.

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.

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