Caraway Carum carvi
Medicinal Uses & Benefits of Caraway Seed
How to Use: Caraway
Caraway is best known as the crunchy seeds atop dark rye bread but this familar kitchen spice is also one of the best herbs to prevent gas and bloating. Caraway is also a good remedy for colds and congestion, it contains mild antihistamines, antimicrobial compounds that help to relax the muscles that cause coughing spasms. Caraway seeds are also used in a number of medicinal preparations for treating disorders such as rheumatism, eye infections and toothaches. Caraway seed oil is used in treating fungus infections as well, and is effective against candida infections. Caraway is often used in combination with peppermint oil to relieve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and indigestion.
Preparation Methods & Dosage :Make caraway Seed tea, or tincture.The seeds can be eaten as a snack or sprinkled on baked goods
Caraway : Essential Oil Profile
Caraway oil has a strong, warm, sweet-spicy odor, and blends well with other spicy oils.
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Koehler's Medicinal-Plants 1887
Caraway is a member of the carrot family. It has tiny white or red tinged flower clusters. Each "seed" is half of a caraway fruit which is used whole or ground in cooking and herbal medicine. All parts of the plant are edible, roots, leaves and seeds. Native to Africa, it now grows wild over most of North America.
Regional Traditions :Middle East *