Cumin is a very ancient spice. It was known to the Egyptians 5,000 years ago and was found in the pyramids. There are Biblical references to cumin. In Germany, a bride and groom used carry a little of the seed to represent their commitment to being faithful. Cumin has a strong, spicey, sweet aroma. It is used extensively in Mexican, Middle Eastern, North African and Indian cooking. Cumin is regarded as a appetite stimulant and Traditional Healers use it to ease stomach disorders, flatulence, collic, and diarrhea.