Folklore --- Superstition during the Middle Ages cited cumin as keeping chickens and lovers from wandering. It was also believed a happy life awaited the bride and groom who carried cumin seed throughout the wedding ceremony.
According to legend, when Jesus and his family stopped to rest during their escape to Egypt, Mary spread her robe over a rosemary bush. The white flowers turned a heavenly blue in Mary’s honor, and have remained blue to this day. Henceforth, the bush.