- What other names is Cumin known by?
- What is Cumin?
- Is Cumin effective?
- How does Cumin work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Cumin.
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.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Bowel spasms.
- Fluid retention.
- Menstrual problems.
- Increasing sexual desire.
- Other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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