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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Cuminum cyminum essential oil
Plant Name
: Cummin
Plant Variety Name
: NA
Plant Tissue Name
: Whole plant


Cumin seed is used as a spice for its distinctive flavour and aroma. It is globally popular and an essential flavouring in many cuisines, particularly South Asian. Essential oil extracted from seeds were used in the soft drinks and some cosmetic products.

Biological Activity Details

Serial No.Biological Activity Name


1. Gachkar, Latif, et al. "Chemical and biological characteristics of Cuminum cyminum and Rosmarinus officinalis essential oils." Food Chemistry 102.3 (2007): 898-904.

2. Iacobellis, Nicola S., et al. "Antibacterial activity of Cuminum cyminum L. and Carum carvi L. essential oils." Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 53.1 (2005): 57-61.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Alpha-Pinene 29.1
2Limonene 21.5
31,8-Cineole 17.9

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Linalool 10.4
2Linalyl Acetate 4.8
3Alpha-Terpineol 3.17
4Geraniol 1.1
5Methyl Eugenol 1.6
6Alpha-Thujene 0.3
7Gamma-Terpinene 0.6

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