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Caraway Seed

  • Helpful in relieving toothaches, uterine cramps, nausea, gallbladder spasms, upset stomach and ulcers. Increases milk production in nursing mothers and eases colic, and decreases fevers. Expels hookworms. Effective for colds and relieving bronchitis.
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Caraway Seeds Whole 

Also Known As - Carum carvi

Organically Grown - Hawaii USA

Overview - This plant is a member of the Apiaceae family and looks like its cousin the carrot. It's native to Western Asia, Europe and North Africa and prefers a warm sunny climate Caraway produces a tiny fruit erroneously referred to as a seed. The literature cites several possibilities for the derivation of the name Caraway, many referring it to a blending of the Latin (cuminum for cumin) and Greek (karon, also for cumin) into the current Latin genus, Carum. If you've eaten Rye Bread you've tasted Caraway fruits.

Medicinal Uses - CIt contains large amounts of essential oils and has been traditionally used to flavor various liqueurs and digestive aperitifs. The fruits were also used in Sauerkraut to help dispel gas and flavor the sour tasting delicacy. Many digestive teas in Europe use Caraway seeds to help ease occasional digestive discomfort and tension from bloating. Caraway is a remedy to PMS and menstrual cramps, promotes period and produces milk in lactating mothers.

Active Constituents - Carvone, Limonene, and various other essential oils

Parts Used - Seed.

Preparations - The seeds may be chewed as is or the following preparations used:

  • Infusion: use 3 tsp. crushed seeds with 1/2 cup water.
  • Decoction: use 1 tsp. seeds to 1/2 cup water. Boil briefly, steep covered for 10 minutes and strain. Take 1 to 1 1/2 cups a day, a mouthful at a time. Or boil 3 tsp. seeds in 1/2 cup milk for a short time, then steep for 10 minutes.
  • Oil: take 3-4 drops of caraway oil, 3 times a day.
  • Powder: take 1/4 to 1/2 tsp., 2-3 times a day. 

Companion Plants - Good for loosening compacted soil with it's deep roots so it's also compatible next to shallow rooted crops. Plant it with strawberries. Caraway can be tricky to establish. The flowers attract a number of beneficial insects especially the tiny parasitic wasps. Keep it away from dill and fennel.

Precautions - Before starting treatments with Caraway based products it is recommended to see a specialist as high doses may trigger epilepsy states in children as well as overdoses may lead to miscarriage in pregnancies. Currently, there are no known other warnings or contraindications with the use of Caraway Seed. 

Disclaimer -  These products are dietary supplements and are not intended to diagnose, treat cure or prevent any disease. Reviews are not intended as a substitute for appropriate medical care or the advice of a physician or another medical professional. Actual results may vary among users. Mountain Maus Remedies LLC makes no warranty or representation, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or validity of the information contributed by outside product review submissions, and assumes no responsibility or liability regarding the use of such information. The information and statements regarding the dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. If you have a medical condition or disease, please talk to your health care provider. If you are currently taking a prescription medication, you should work with your health care provider before discontinuing any drug or altering any drug regimen, including augmenting your regimen with dietary supplements. Do not attempt to self-diagnose any disease or ailment based on the reviews and do not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. Proper medical care is critical to good health. If you have a health concern or suspect you have an undiagnosed sign or symptom, please consult a physician or health care practitioner.

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