Caraway essential oil is derived from the seeds of carum, or the caraway plant. The technical name for the plant is Carum carvi. The plant is a member of the family Umbelliferae, which features plants such as fennel, cumin, dill, and anise. The seeds of the caraway plant are considered fruits and look curved and compressed. They exhibit a translucent, horny look and show five noticeable yet pale ridges. When these ridges are bruised, they release an odor that is pleasant and distinct. One of the most common uses of caraway seed essential oil is to boost digestive health. This oil can be used as a natural remedy for stomach upset, bloating and indigestion while it may also help boost a person’s appetite. Caraway essential oil may help maintain your heart’s health and naturally help reduce many of the risk factors associated with heart disease like high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels. It also has effective, natural expectorant properties that may prove very beneficial for treating a range of respiratory conditions including coughs, colds, bronchitis and sinus congestion. It can be used as well to help anyone suffering from problems with urination. The oil has natural diuretic properties and is also used to remove uric acid and to clean accumulated waste from the kidney. Caraway essential oil has been proven to treat infections of the respiratory system, digestive tract, colon, and excretory and urinary systems. You can also use the oil to treat external infections as well and to stop the growth of fungi and bacteria.
Odor and appearance: It has a sweet spicy odor with a slight peppery smell.
Country of Origin: Egypt
Botanical Name: Carum carvi
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