Herbs & Natural Foods for Health

Caraway

Scientific Name - Carum carvi

Properties - Digestive aid, carminative, antispasmodic

Common Uses - Crush seeds and steep in hot water for tea. Use the seeds whole or ground in flavoring foods.

Parts Used - Seeds with essential oil

Locating & Handling - Seeds can be found in the grocery store spice area. Plants are easily grown from seed outdoors.

Caution - Oil may irritate mucuous membranes

Origin - Native to Middle East, Asia, and Europe. Medicinal use recorded as early as 1500 B.C.


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