Cumin used to be the MVP of the dinner table. We're talking the days when the man Jesus walked the earth. Cumin is in all sorts of ancient text like The Bible, spell books, and medical text books. It wasn't salt and pepper for the disciples. It was cumin in the shaker.
Cumin is said to have "the gift of retention" so old school cultures used it to ward of thieves while witches used it as an elixir to make their subjects fall in love. Ancient Egyptians regarded this seed along with anise, fennel, and coriander to be an aphrodisiac. Break into a pyramid and you'll find this in the tomb of Pharaohs.