Caraway aka Cumin Essential Oil

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Caraway aka Cumin Essential Oil

Carum carvi Steam Distilled from the seeds, in India. Also called cumin.

History: Also known as Meadow Cumin, Caraway is a very old and well-known spice, used as far back as the Stone Age, according to the evidence found in archaeological digs. The Egyptians used it as flavouring in foods, the Romans in bread-making, and by the Middle Ages in Europe it had found popularity among the Germans and Austrians in their cooking as well. Caraway is presently distributed through most of Europe, with the exception of the Mediterranean region.

Aroma: A middle note with a strong aroma, Caraway Essential Oil has a sweet spicy odour with a slight peppery smell.

Common Uses: Caraway fruit oil is used as a fragrance component in soaps, lotions, and perfumes. Caraway is also used as a breath freshener, and it has a long tradition of use in folk medicine. Caraway is traditionally used for relief of many digestive disturbances: stomach aches, constipation, nausea, bloating and flatulence. Caraway fruits are used as popular remedy to mask alcoholic breath, treat anemia, and as antidote agent against venomous beats. Caraway infusion is a remedy for worms. Caraway fruits possess stimulant, expectorant and antispasmodic effects.

Description / Colour / Consistency: A thin, clear, colourless to pale yellow liquid.

Main Constituents:
Carvone: 82.0% limonene, and anethole.

Blends With: Basil, Chamomile, Coriander, Lavender and Orange.

Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.