Often used by naturopathic physicians for its multitude of therapeutic properties, Caraway essential oil can help ease the stress of the body.
Caraway’s impressive history as a culinary spice goes back more than 5,000 years. When the Ebers Papyrus was discovered in the 17th Century, it indicated that ancient Egyptians had been recommending Caraway seeds for digestive upsets since 1550 B.C. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Caraway seed is used for its warming effects within the human body. It is an official remedy in the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia for a variety of health concerns, especially related to digestive support.
Native to Asia and Europe, and naturalized to North America, the Caraway plant grows approximately 2 feet in height, and has leaves similar to that of a carrot (they are in the same botanical family). These plants are widely cultivated in Germany, Russia and many Scandinavian countries, where the culinary use is ubiquitous. The German brandy “Kummel” is made from the seeds. The plant’s small white or pink flowers have seeds capsules that burst open when mature. Caraway essential oil is extracted from the seeds through steam distillation.
The fruits (seeds), have a pungent, anise-like flavor and aroma that comes from the complex essential oil. While Caraway seeds are frequently used as a spice in breads, cakes, cheese and rolls, the essential oil is used as a fragrance component in soaps, lotions, and perfumes. Caraway is also used as a breath freshener and is a common component in toothpaste and mouthwash products, and has a long history of use in native folk medicine.
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