Caraway oil (Carum carvi L.)

Caraway oil is a Umbelliferae, such as caraway and coriander, and it is up to 60 cm in size. Its leaves are pinnate, more like carrot leaves, the flowers are like small clusters of small white or pink flowers, from which then the seeds grow.

These seeds are crescent-shaped and striped, as one simply knows caraway.

Caraway has always been often used as a condiment, as Theophrastus already described a recipe for oysters with caraway , or Etimus, the cooked lentils with caraway and thyme mentioned.

The ancient Romans ate caraway after meals, so that her breathing was “sweet” again and worked better and therefore digestion. Caraway is also found frequently in Indian cooking.

Hildegard von Bingen recommended the caraway for flatulence.

The caraway is used today primarily as a spice in bread, cheese, meat, pickles, sauces and spices.

The essential oil caraway

The caraway oil, which is distilled from the seeds, is colorless, sometimes slightly yellowish, but it darkens with time. The smell is something of musk and is, as the related caraway , fruity and hot.

Research has now confirmed that the high proportion of contained carvone stimulates digestion. Thus, the seed oil is well suited to all digestive problems such as bloating, pain, indigestion, colic.

When indigestion you chew a few seeds by slowly, then drink a glass of water on it.

Colic You can mix caraway oil, then gently heat the oil in a water bath and massage to the abdomen clockwise 50 ml soybean oil with 2 drops of wheat germ oil and 12 drops. Then lay a warm jacket from flaxseed or oatmeal on the stomach.

The caraway herb is traditionally used to treat indigestion, intestinal colic, menstrual cramps, loss of appetite, laryngitis and bronchitis. It is known to be conducive to the secretion of milk and is especially well suited to Blähungskoliken in children.

The essential oil from caraway seeds, mol Beispeil bronchitis and the common cold (by inhalation of vapors and chest massages of the oil in a carrier oil), it can also support the healing of indigestion, particularly a weak digestion or difficulty digesting due to nervousness can thus be treated.

But an internal use of the oil while it is only in small amounts during pregnancy should be without it.

The essential oil of caraway has a wonderful aroma: Slightly sweet spicy smell, with hints of pepper, the caraway oil can warm ourselves mentally and relieve emotional fatigue.

One verwendt the caraway oil, for example, as a massage oil for digestion, in addition to massage clockwise his stomach so that one. It also helps in complaints to the respiratory system.

Properties and effect areas: antimicrobial, stimulating milk flow, acts as a disinfectant, is emmenagogue, expectorant, helps with bloating, is diuretic, astringent, helps with stomach problems, is insecticidal, antiseptic, stimulating, helps as deworming. Also helps with colic, indigestion, cough, bronchitis, colds, flatulence, stomach cramp, loss of appetite, nervous indigestion, laryngitis.

Notes: Caraway may have a skin irritant. Test only the compatibility on a small area of ​​skin.

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