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What other names is Cumin known by?

Anis Âcre, Black Cumin Seed Oil, Comino, Cumin de Malte, Cuminum cyminum, Cuminum odorum, Cummin, Huile de Graines de Cumin Noir, Jeeraka, Svetajiraka, Zira.

What is Cumin?

Cumin is an herb. The seeds of the plant are used to make medicine.

Is Cumin effective?

There isn't enough information to know if cumin is effective for the conditions people use it for, including: diarrhea, colic, gas, bowel spasms, and others.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Diarrhea, colic, gas, bowel spasms, and others.

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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