CUMIN CONTRAINDICATIONS

What is cumin?

Cumin (Cuminum cyminum) is the fruit of a plant native to Turkestan.

Botanically, the plant is from the family of Umbelliferae, a relative of fennel, coriander and anise.

It can be used as a spice in food, in natural medicine and as an essential oil in aromatherapy.

Contraindications of cumin

  • Allergic people: People who are allergic to other plants of the Umbelliferae family should be cautious with the use of cumin.

  • Heavy menstrual cycles: cumin may increase menstrual bleeding and therefore is not recommended in women with heavy menstrual cycles.

  • Diabetes Mellitus: Cumin may interact with antidiabetic medication, causing hypoglycemia. If you are diabetic, check your blood sugar when you take cumin.
    Some medications are: glimepiride (Amaryl), glyburide (Diabeta, Glynase PresTab, Micronase), insulin, pioglitazone (Actos), rosiglitazone (Avandia), chlorpropamide (Diabinese), glipizide (Glucotrol) and tolbutamide (Orinase),etc.

  • Sun exposure: Sun should be avoided during treatment duration with cumin supplements.

    cumin grains
    In the image: cumin grains

Contraindications of cumin essential oil:

  • Cumin essential oil can not be used in children under 6 years.

  • Cumin essential oil is not suitable for pregnant or lactating women.

  • Avoid sunbathing and intense ultraviolet radiation during treatment with essential oil of cumin.

  • Undiluted essential oil may cause phytotoxicity due to containing cumic aldehyde (with irritating phototoxic effect).

More information on cumin toxicity and properties in the listing above.

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