Scientific Name: Cuminum cyminum L.

Arabic name(s): السَّنُوت / الكمون

English name(s): Cumin

Growth form: Cumin plant is a small annual herb.

Order: Apiales

Family: Apiaceae

Genus: Cuminum L.

Species: Cuminum cyminum L.

Citation in the Quran:

The plant is not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an.

Citation in the Hadit:

Narrated by Umm Salamah: the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him, said: “what I see you sick?”, I said, I drank a drug for laxative , He said: “what is it?”, I said As-Shubrum, he said: “what you and Shubrum?”, He said: “it’s hot , tack sanna and Sanout, they healing for all diseases except death” Sahih Sunaan Ibn Majah.

Habitat & Distribution:

Cumin “Sanout” grows in most hot countries from the east Mediterranean to India. Sanout may refer to Anethum graveolens which is called Dill in English.

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