Caraway: Overview

Caraway (Carum carvi) is best known as an ingredient in rye bread.  The seed is the part used medicinally, as it contains both volatile oils and flavonoid components.  Caraway is considered both carminative and stomachic.

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Why it is Recommended

This spice is used in preparations for indigestion and related complaints.  Both the oil and the seed are subjects of "Approved" German Commission E monographs for these purposes.

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