Caraway Essential Oil

£9.62 £19.17 inc VAT

Extracted by steam distillation from the dried ripe seeds or fruit, Caraway has a strong, sweet-spicy aroma. Caraway helps maintain healthy digestion and respiration.

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Description

Caraway | Latin Name: Carum Carvi | Family: Apiaceae | Extraction: Distillation | Plant Part: Seed, Fruit

Caraway Essential Oil is colourless to pale yellow liquid with a strong, warm, sweet spicy odour.

biennial herb, up to 75cm high which has many branches, finely cut leaves and umbels of white flowers with a thick, tapering, root. The small seeds are curved with five distinct pale ridges. Native to Europe and Western Asia and naturalized in North America. Now widely cultivated in Germany, Holland, Scandinavia and Russia. There are several varieties depending on the origin – the English, Dutch and German types derive from Prussia which is a distinct form of the Scandinavian variety. The plant grown on the northern latitudes produce more oil.

 

Blends

Blends well with Jasmine, Cinnamon, Basil, Bay, Benzoin, Cardamom, Chamomile, Coriander, Elemi, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Lavender, Orange, and Rosewood.

Caraway is a TOP note – Essential Oil Notes & Odours

Properties

Caraway is antihistaminic, antimicrobial, antiseptic, an aperitif, astringent, carminative, diuretic, an emmenagogue, expectorant, galactagogue, stimulant, stomachic, tonic and vermifuge.

Used in aromatherapy to help aid bronchitis, coughs and colds as well as laryngitis, dyspepsia, colic, flatulence, gastric pain, nervous indigestion, poor appetite it is often used in place of sweet fennel and dill due to their similar properties.

Essential Oil Properties & Meanings

Herbal & Folk Tradition

Extensively used as a domestic spice, especially in cakes, bread and cheese. Caraway is traditionally used as a remedy for dyspepsia, intestinal colic, menstrual cramp, poor appetite, laryngitis and bronchitis. It promotes milk secretion and is considered specific for flatulent colic in children.

Safety Data and MSDS

Non-toxic, non-sensitizing, may cause dermal irritation in concentration.

Mainly carvone (50-60%) and limonene (40%)

Caraway MSDS
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