Caraway Seed Essential Oil (Carum carvi)

Caraway Seed Essential Oil (Carum carvi)

  • Product Code: EO 060
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  • £4.39

Caraway Seed Essential Oil

Latin Name: Carum carvi

Source: Holland

Part of plant: Seed

Grade: Organic

Chemical Components: carvone, limonene, myrcene, trans-hydrocarvone

Aroma Character: woody, spicy, typical of the plant

Blends Well with: Basil, Coriander, Ginger

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.

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