Caraway Seed Essential Oil
Latin Name: Carum carvi
Part of plant: Seed
Chemical Components: carvone, limonene, myrcene, trans-hydrocarvone
Aroma Character: woody, spicy, typical of the plant
Caraway is a biennial herb which grows up to 0.75 metres high with a much branched stem, finely cut leaves and umbels of white flowers, with a thick and tapering root. The small seeds are curved with five distinct pale ridges.
Caraway is used extensively as a domestic spice, especially in bread, cakes and cheeses. Traditional remedy for dyspepsia, intestinal colic, menstrual cramps, poor appetite, laryngitis and bronchitis. It promotes milk secretion and is considered specific for flatulence colic in children, according to the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia.