Nutritional seed revered in Ayurvedic traditions for centuries to enhance culinary preparations, support the digestive system, mental clarity and balance Vata & Pitta doshas.
- Digestive Tonic
- Lymphatic Stimulant
- Reduces Gas (Carminative)
- Stimulates Hair Follicles
Aromatic Scent: Spicy, effervescent and bittersweetly herbaceous ~ dream fresh rye bread & everything bagels from the local bakery.
Dr. Nick Notes
Caraway is a common household plant in the middle east – for me it brings back memories of enjoying “everything” bagels with my parents when I was a young child. Caraway produces a powerful CO2 extract that ranges from culinary delights to powerful therapeutic benefits. Perhaps most well historically integrated in Ayurvedic medicine, Caraway is used as a digestive tonic, known to treat Vata and Pitta dosha imbalances. Caraway seeds have been used for centuries in culinary preparations for flavoring foods and to enhance digestion.
Caraway is a fantastic warming, stimulating and exciting essence to diffuse into your kitchen or home to stimulate digestive responses in the body, keeping the mind calm yet active! In research studies caraway seeds has been shown to have great therapeutic effects treating IBS and Colitis in mice.
How to Use
- Add to food or beverage to enhance flavor and aid digestion ~ Try 1-3 drops diluted in tea, juice, or water to aid with GI imbalances.
- Create your own salad dressing or oil infusion for food adding 1-3 drops in 8-16 ounces of your favorite edible oil (ie. Olive Oil or Sunflower Oil)
- Diffuse caraway into a room using your diffuser using 1-5 drops to bring clarity and stimulate digestive processes.
- Use in aromatherapy to ease an anxious mind and stimulate focus.
- Wonderfully complex note in botanical perfumery ~ Pro-Tip: Experiment with hints of mint or patchouli!
Skin sensitivity when oil is oxidized. Aged Caraway oil should be avoided for topical use. 12.5mg/kg oral max daily dose according to Tisserand & Young, Essential Oil Safety. Max dermal concentration suggested, 23%.
Blends Well With: Cardamom (CO2), Cinnamon Bark, Cinnamon Leaf, Lemon, Blood Orange, Patchouli, Black Pepper, Rosemary Cineole (CO2), Spearmint
Country of Origin: Germany
Extraction Method: CO2 Extracted
Parts of Plant Used: Seeds
Terpenes: (+)-Carvone, (+)-Limonene, β-myrcene
~ In Gratitude ~
Keshavarz A, Minaiyan M, Ghannadi A, Mahzouni P. Effects of Carum carvi L. (Caraway) extract and essential oil on TNBS-induced colitis in rats. Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2013;8(1):1-8.
Tisserand, R., Young, R., & Williamson, E. M. (2014). Essential oil safety: a guide for health care professionals (2nd ed.). Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier.
The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual: The Complete Reference Book of Over 350 Aromatic Plant Extracts, Index of Biologically Active Phytochemicals, Clinical Index and Taxonomical Index (Volumes 1 and 2)
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using this product. *