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Bulk Herbs: Cumin Seed, Powder (Organic)

Price: CDN$ 8.00
  • Organic/Wild Harvested
  • 1oz

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  • Manufacturer reference: B00IFK7LR2
  • ASIN: B00U0M9YX2
  • Date first available at Feb. 25 2015
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Cumin is the seed of a small plant in the parsley family. Its use goes back 5000 years to the Egyptians, who used it not only as a spice but as an ingredient in the mummification process. The Greeks and Romans also used cumin and highly regarded it as one of the essential spices. In the Middle Ages cumin seed was thought to promote love and fidelity, so it was carried by attendees of weddings, and solders were always sent off to battle with a fresh loaf of cumin seed bread. Pungent, sharp, and slightly sweet, the greenish brown powder of this herb is an essential ingredient in Mexican and Indian cuisine. In traditional herbal medicine, cumin is used as a diuretic and to treat stomach upset and flatulence. It is thought to promote a healthy digestive system. Cumin stimulates menstruation, and also can be added to gargles to treat laryngitis. Poultices of cumin are used to treat swellings of the breasts or testicles. In Ayurvedic medicine, cumin with ghee is smoked to relieve hiccups. According to the Bible, cumin was so valuable that it could be used in the place of money when it came time to tithe in church. Note: Ground cumin should be kept in an air-tight container. Add to cooking in moderation; the pungency of cumin can overwhelm other flavors in a dish. Be forewarned that cumin stimulates the appetite and may increase lactation in nursing mothers. In magick, Cumin seed is ruled by Mars and Fire. It was been used through the ages to protect against theft - both by baking it into foods and by carring it with you as a natural Amulet. It can be used for protection when burned with Frankincense and scattered accross the grounds of a property. It can also be used in love magick, to promote fidelity and lust. Keywords: Protection, Fidelity, Anti-theft, Exorcism

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