Botanical name: Carum carvi also known as Apium carvi
Part used: Ripe seeds, although actually fruits.
Method: Steam distillation
Colour: Clear, but becoming yellowich as it matures.
Aroma: Spicy, sweet, slightly sharp.
- Caraway essential oil is used as an antihistamine and expectorant, as well as for general respiratory tract aid.
- It also has antiseptic properties, and is used as a digestive aid, as an aperitif and for relief from flatulence, as well as being a diuretic.
- This oil is believed to support cardiac health, be antispasmodic and a stimulant.
- There are no warnings regarding the use of this oil, but it is advisable to use diluted and do a skin sensitivity test before initial use.