The properties include use as an antioxidant, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, anti-toxic, aphrodisiac, bactericidal, carminative, depurative, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, larvicidal, nervine, stimulant, and as a tonic. Cumin Essential Oil is also useful as a warming oil that helps relieve muscular pains and osteoarthritis. For the digestive system it is a stimulant that helps with colic, dyspepsia, flatulence, bloating and indigestion. For the nervous system, Cumin Essential Oil is a tonic with beneficial effect on headaches, migraine pain and nervous exhaustion. Cumin Essential Oil has a characteristic spicy, penetrating scent.