Foreign. Cummin seeds are in tolerable repute; they are the produce of the Cuminum Cyminum. It is extensively cultivated in the East. The seeds are of a disagreeable flavour; but of excellent virtues. They remove flatulency, are good for the colic, and strengthen the stomach. Cummin oil applied outwardly, in the form of plaster, will often remove local pains, especially those of the side.
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