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 Herbal Secrets

Egyptian herb cumin



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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