Carum carvi



THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: nervine, digestive, carminative, diuretic, expectorant, cytophylactic, emmenagogue, galactagogue, vermifuge, antihistaminic, antispasmodic, antiseptic, tonic

AFFINITY FOR: digestive system, respiratory system, spleen, pancreas stomach/spleen meridians, yang energy

RESONANCE: physical

PLANT FAMILY: Umbelliferae


EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled

APPLICATION: Caraway should be diluted well and applied to the feet or the body.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: The aroma is stimulating to the mind, but calming to the nerves.

EMOTIONAL – SPIRITUAL – MENTAL ASPECTS: Emotionally, caraway is of benefit to those who were raised in uncaring or emotionally unstable environments. Often abused or neglected children grow into adults that avoid commitment in relationships. They fear any form of stability, doubting that such a thing could be real or doubting their ability to be constant and consistent themselves. Often, they doubt their own worthiness for such a relationship. Caraway reinforces the earth meridian’s steadfast constancy and need to nurture others.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Caraway is particularly useful for digestive complaints. Caraway alleviates intestinal spasms and encourages peristalsis. It is used to clean wounds. Caraway rebuilds damaged tissues and relieves the pain of bruising. Caraway is often included in formulas for skin and scalp conditions. As a respiratory oil, it is excellent for clearing infections and mucous from the lungs and the bronchials. Caraway is said to increase milk production and quality in nursing mothers.

CAUTIONS: Like most essential oils, caraway should be diluted when applied to the skin.

This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.


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