Caraway, known as Carum Carvi or Apium Carvi, is a member of the carrot family with the leaves having a similar appearance and is a cousin to dill, fennel, anise, and cumin. This oil is steam distilled from the crushed seeds of the plant. It is becoming more popular along with the seeds having an extensive culinary history.
Caraway is packed with compounds that provide a range of health benefits, ranging from improved digestion to better skin. The main chemical constituents of the oil are Carvone, Limonene, Carvacrol, Anethole, Thujone, Myrcene, Linalool and Α-Pinene. The content of essential oils, the amount of carvone and limonene in the oil and the ratio of both substances are the main quality criteria determined in caraway production.
Caraway oil blends well with other spice-based oils including basil, coriander, and ginger; citrus scents such as orange, lemon, lime and bergamot; florals, including lavender; and exotics such as frankincense.
Caraway seeds are very popular as a spice and is used in almost all cultures to flavour food, particularly in Europe and on the Indian Subcontinent. In the Middle East, caraway flavours a pudding called Meghli, which is popular during Ramadan.
One of the oldest herbs in Ayurvedic medicine, Caraway oil has numerous health properties and medicinal benefits that makes it a remarkable essential oil. Caraway essential oil has antimicrobial properties. It is often used in traditional medicine in combination with peppermint oil for treatment of functional dyspepsia and irritable bowel syndrome. Caraway oil is also used in perfumery and in the soap industry as a fragrance agent.
Colourless to pale yellow liquid
Warm, spicy, woody-herbaceous odour
Carum carvi (Caraway) Seed Oil
8000-42-8 ; 85940-31-4
Meridian Fennel, Persian cumin
0.900-0.965 @ 20°C
1.483-1.497 @ 20°C
100% Pure and Natural
Insoluble in Water; soluble in alcohols
The warming properties of the oil help with stress, mood imbalances and emotional strain.Linalool and myrcene, compounds in Caraway essential oil, are known to relieve stress and tension by relaxing the muscles and calming nerves. It helps in boosting your mood.
IMPROVES SKIN QUALITY
For hundreds of years caraway oil has been used to reduce puffiness and inflammation. It helps brighten skin by encouraging cell regeneration. Caraway is rich in Vitamin E, which encourages the production of collagen and elastin, the two skin proteins that make up the structural layer of skin. It helps fighting signs of aging, wrinkles, dark circles and sallow skin.
REDUCE MUSCLE PAIN AND PROMOTES WEIGHT LOSS
Because of the diuretic and digestive properties caraway can help your body expel fat and toxins as well as reduce inflammation, which all play a role in weight loss. Also, caraway oil can be used to reduce the muscle and joint pain by massaging it at affected area.
ANTISEPTIC & DISINFECTANT
Caraway oil cure infections and inhibits the growth of microbes, bacteria and fungimaking it a diverse infection fighter. It also prevents the wounds against developing tetanus. The compounds in caraway oil make it a natural antiseptic. It also helps in healing internal infections. It can be used for both internal and external infections and wounds.
For breastfeeding mothers, caraway is known to increase milk supply, it is very useful for obstructed urination and kidney related issues.