Caraway oil….. Caraway is one of the spices used to flavor the German liqueur Kummel. It’s also the primary flavoring for Rye bread.
Botanical Name - Carum carvi
Common Method Of Extraction - Steam distillation
Parts Used - Seed
Note Classification - Middle to Top
Aroma - Strong, warm, sweet, spicy
Largest Producing Countries - Hungary, Germany, the Netherlands, Scandanavia, and Russia
Traditional Use - Used in carminative, stomachic, and laxative preparations and as a flavoring ingredient in pharmaceuticals. Caraway has an affinity with the digestive system. It has many culinary applications, and gives rye bread its characteristic flavor.
Properties - Antihistaminic, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aperitif, astringent, carminative, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, larvicidal, stimulant, stomachic, tonic
Benefits - Bronchitis, colds, colic, coughs, flatulence, indigestion, poor appetite, stomach cramps. Caraway can be added to a blend and rubbed on the abdomen for stomach and menstrual cramps.
Blends Well With - Jasmine, cinnamon, cassia, and other spices.
Safety Data –
oil is non-toxic and non-sensitizing. It may cause dermal irritation in concentration.
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