Caraway Seed Essential Oil
Active Ingredient: Carvone: 87.4%
Botanical Name: Carum carvi
Plant Part: Seeds
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: Caraway is a biennial herb that originated from Asia Minor but is now cultivated in Northern Europe, Africa and Russia. It grows up to 60cm (2 feet) and has soft fern-like leaves, umbels of white/pink flowers and small brown fruit.
Color: Colorless to pale yellow clear liquid.
Aromatic Scent: Caraway Seed Essential Oil has a sweet spicy odor with a slight peppery smell.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends well with: Basil, Chamomile, Coriander, Frankincense, Ginger, Lavender and Orange.
Uses: Essential oils such as Caraway Seed Oil have substances which include anti-histamine, antiseptic, astringent, digestive, disinfectant, expectorant, and vermifuge as properties. As an herbal expectorant, it helps to clear bronchitis, bronchial asthma and coughs. It is also helpful with sore throats and laryngitis.
History: Also known as Meadow Cumin, Caraway is a very old and well known spice, used as far back as the Stone Age by the evidence in archaeological digs. The Egyptians used it as a flavouring in foods, the Romans in bread-making, and in the Middle Ages it found popularity among the Germans and Austrians in their cooking.
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