Traditionally, ancient Egyptian women
smelled this herb to ensure conception during sexual intercourse. The seeds are
used today in cooking and for medicinal purposes.
The seeds are used as a stimulant and blood builder. When mixed with honey, ground cumin seeds may be used to calm an irritating cough. When ground, Cumin can be used with a binder as a pain relieving ointment for aching arthritic joints. In cooking, the ground seeds are used in spicy cuisine and curries the world around, often in combination with turmeric, and coriander/cilantro.
Not to be used to excess; individual gastric reactions to large amounts may differ. Do not use during pregnancy.
Be sure of the identity of any plant before you use it. If a preparation makes you sick or gives you a rash, don't use it, and throw it away! If your condition does not improve, see your doctor. Be sure to let your physician know EVERYTHING that you are taking!
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