“This oil is distilled from the dried, ripe fruit (seed) of Cuminum Cyminum, known as “Roman Caraway”, a small herb originating in the Middle East. The cumin seed belongs to the group of very old spices whose history of use can be traced back thousands of years. To-day it still is one of the important ingredients in the ever-popular Indian Curry Powder”.
Arctander, Steffen . Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin (p. 237).