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(both: kŭm`ĭn), low annual herb (Cuminum cyminum) of the family Umbelliferae (parsleyparsley,
Mediterranean aromatic herb (Petroselinum crispum or Apium petroselinum) of the carrot family, cultivated since the days of the Romans for its foliage, used in cookery as a seasoning and garnish.
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 family), long cultivated in the Old World for the aromatic seedlike fruits. The fruits resemble the related caraway and are similarly used in cooking. Cumin is an ingredient of curry powder; the oil is used for liqueurs and in veterinary practice and was formerly used in medicine. Cumin is mentioned in the Bible. For black cumin, see love-in-a-mistlove-in-a-mist,
hardy annual garden plant (Nigella damascena) of the family Ranunculaceae (buttercup family), having finely cut foliage and blue or white flowers surrounded by a cluster of thready bracts.
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. Cumin is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Umbellales, family Umbelliferae.
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cumin

[′kyü·mən]
(botany)
Cuminum cyminum An annual herb in the family Umbelliferae; the fruit is valuable for its edible, aromatic seeds.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

cumin

, cummin
an umbelliferous Mediterranean plant, Cuminum cyminum, with finely divided leaves and small white or pink flowers
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The lowest in vitro inhibitory activity was observed for the Mentha piperita, Chamaemelum nobile, Melissa officinalis, Thymus vulgaris, Plantago lanceolata, Calendula officinalis, Tilia europaea, Aloysia citrodora, Syzygium aromaticum, Coriandrum sativum, Cinnamomum verum, Papaver rhoeas, Aframomum, Helianthus annuus, Cuminum cyminum L., Sesamum indicum, Coffea arabica, Curcuma longa, Equisetum arvense, Hypericum perforatum, Origanum vulgare, Rosmarinus officinalis, Camellia sinensis, and Vaccinium myrtillus plant extracts, all being inactive as antiproliferative agent toward the human cell lines (Table 1).
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A Review on Phytochemistry of Cuminum cyminum seeds and its Standards from Field to Market.
The plant is used along with Amaranthus cruentus and Cuminum cyminum for treatment of leucorrhea by the Hooralis tribe of Sathyamangalam forests, Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu, India (Revathi et al, 2013).
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Yes Cinnamon Cinnamomum cassia Yes Clove Syzygium aromaticum Yes Cocoa Theobroma cacao (seed) Yes Coriander Coriandrum sativum Yes Cumin Cuminum cyminum Yes Fenugreek Trigonella foenum-graecum Yes Ginger Zingiber officinale (underground stem) Yes Marjoram Origanum majorana Yes Oregano Origanum vulgare Yes Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis Yes Sage Salvia officinalis Yes Soy/soy beans Glycine max Yes Thyme Thymus vulgaris Yes Turmeric Curcuma longa Yes Common name Possible mechanism Allspice N.D.