Caraway Seed Scientific Name
Caraway Seed Other Names
Hindi: Gunyan, Jeerka, Jangi Dhania, Jeero, Kalazera, Kaalaa Jiiraa, Kalazira
French: Anis Des Vosges, Cumin De Montagne, Carvi, Cumin Des Prés, Carvi, Faux Cumin
German: Echter Kümmel, Feld-Kümmel, Feldkümmel, Gemeiner Kümmel
Spanish: Alcarahueya, Alcaravia, Alcaravea, Comino De Prado, Carvi
Latin: Carvum, Careum
What is Caraway Seed?
Common forms of Caraway Seed
Caraway Seed is commonly used for:
- Treating asthama
- Curing poor appetite
- Treating nausea, constipation, gas, stomach ache, indigestion (dyspepsia) etc.
- Treating menstrual cramps, poor blood flow etc.
- Increasing milk secretion in Lactating mothers.
- Stabilizing blood sugar levels
- Aiding weight-loss
- Reducing and managing blood cholesterol levels
- Improving sleep
- Anti-oxidant property
- Anti-carcinogenic property
- Promoting heart health
- Treating colds/congestion
- Stopping endless coughs
- Diuretic action
Caraway Seed Dosage
Caraway Seed Side-effects and Warnings
Not so common side-effects: People with sensitive skin can have rashes and itching.
Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: Possibly unsafe as caraway oil is been used to start menstruation which might lead to miscarriage.
Children: Not Known.
Using caraway oil with peppermint oil might lead to burping, heartburn and nausea.
Consumption of caraway seeds must be stopped before 2 weeks of scheduled surgery as it lowers blood pressure and acts as blood-thinner