- Cuminum cyminum
Yellow-amber liquid with a fatty, aromatoc odor. Spicy, faintly pungent flavor
Used in perfumery, flavoring cheese, meats, flavoring in indian curry powder.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Mutagen; Natural Product; Primary Irritant
0.908 - 0.958 g/mL (20 C)
Solubility in water
1.4940 - 1.5160 (20 C)
Hazards and Protection.
Keep well closed, cool and protected from light.
Heartburn, epigastric and oral pain, reflux, nausea vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea may occur. The fats, waxes, and oils may contribute to nausea and diarrhea.
Vertigo, ataxia, drowsiness, and coma may occur. CNS depression may have a rapid onset (30 minutes), or be delayed for up to 4 hours. May be up to 3 days in duration. Dizziness, giddiness, and disorientation usually occur in the first 30 minutes.
Consider gastric lavage after ingestion of a potentially life-threatening amount of poison if it can be performed soon after ingestion (generally within 1 hour). Administer charcoal as a slurry 240 mL water/30 g charcoal). Usual dose: 25 to 100 g in adults/adolescents, 25 to 50 g in children (1 to 12 years), and 1 g/kg in infants less than 1 year old. Immediate dilution with milk or water may be of benefit in caustic or irritant chemical ingestions.
Move patient to fresh air. Monitor for respiratory distress. If cough or difficulty breathing develops, evaluate for respiratory tract irritation bronchitis, or pneumonitis. Administer oxygen and assist ventilation as required. Treat bronchospasm with inhaled beta2 agonist and oral or parenteral corticosteroids.
Remove contaminated clothing and wash exposed area thoroughly with soap and water. A physician may need to examine the area if irritation or pain persists.
Irrigate eye for at least 20 minutes with water or saline. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.