'Cuminum' is the genus name for the plant species that includes cumin, a commonly used spice. The scientific name for the specific type of cumin most often used as a spice is *Cuminum cyminum*, which is an herb in the family Apiaceae. It is native to the eastern Mediterranean region and is widely cultivated and used in many different cuisines around the world.
The seeds of the cumin plant are used as a spice, and have a warm, strong, slightly bitter flavor, and a pungent, earthy aroma. They are often used in Middle Eastern, Indian, and Mexican cooking, and are also used in some traditional medicinal practices.
"Foeniculum" is the genus name for a plant species that includes fennel. In a medical context, fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is known for its seeds and essential oil, which have been used in traditional medicine for various purposes such as improving digestion, reducing bloating, and alleviating menstrual discomfort. The seeds and oil contain several compounds with potential therapeutic effects, including anethole, fenchone, and estragole. However, it's important to note that the use of fennel in modern medicine is not well-studied, and more research is needed to establish its safety and efficacy.