Cuminaldehyde is an aldehyde found in cumin, caraway, and cinnamon.
Aldehydes have a powerful aroma used in perfumery. Oxidation (exposure to oxygen) causes potential skin irritation and loss of aroma.
Links to Plants Containing Cuminaldehyde
The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of each article/study. This compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there are adequate results to demonstrate safe and/or effective human use of any herb listed.
- Cuminaldehyde, a constituent of Cinnamomum verum, was effective against human lung adenocarcinoma and also showed an anticancer effect against human lung squamous cell carcinoma and colorectal adenocarcinoma. From: Chen, T. W., Tsai, K. D., Yang, S. M., Wong, H. Y., Liu, Y. H., Cherng, J., … & Cherng, J. M. (2016). Discovery of a Novel Anti-Cancer Agent Targeting Both Topoisomerase I & II as well as Telomerase Activities in Human Lung Adenocarcinoma A549 Cells In Vitro and In Vivo: Cinnamomum verum Component Cuminaldehyde. Current cancer drug targets.
- Total phenol content of essential oils was related to LDL antioxidant activity associated with cardiac heart disease. Phenols included: methylchavicol, anethol, p-cymen, apiole, cinnamic ether, carvacrol, thymol, p-cymene, vanillin, cuminol, and eugenol. From: Teissedre, P. L., & Waterhouse, A. L. (2000). Inhibition of oxidation of human low-density lipoproteins by phenolic substances in different essential oils varieties. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 48(9), 3801-3805.
Compiled by: Kathy Sadowski