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Organic Caraway

Organic Caraway

Carum carvi

Botanical Properties

Caraway is a biannual plant that is otherwise known as meridian fennel. It belongs to the Apiaceae family and produces white flowers that are organised in umbrella-like structures. This plant, which can reach 80cm in height, makes small, arc shaped seeds that are harvested when they turn brown.

Origin and history

The caraway plant can be traced back to many locations, including Asia, Europe, and Northern Africa. Caraway was used for thousands of years before Christ as a condiment and for its medicinal properties. Due to its aromatic virtues, caraway is used to enrich salads and soups (in the form of fresh, chopped leaves), meat, fish, or cheese (grains).

Organoleptic properties

Aspect: liquid

Colour: yellow

Odour: warm and spicy

Distilled parts: Fruits and seeds

Country of origin: Hungary

Density: 0.901 - 0.920


Principal biochemical constituents: Carvone, Limonene

Allergenic molecules naturally found within this essential oil: Limonene, Linalool

Certain natural components of this essential oil may cause allergic reactions. Please do an allergy test on the skin in the crease of your elbow before using this product


  • Appetite stimulating
  • Digestion promoting
  • Carminative
  • Mucolytic
  • Cholagogue


This oil has many similarities with cumin oil, and therefore is highly appropriate when dealing with digestive problems. Indeed, it inhibits intestinal gas production, flatulence, and spasms, whilst promoting bile secretion, appetite, and good digestion. We also advise its use in case of bronchitis or a cold.



Please consult a doctor before taking any treatment or therapy orally.

Oral administration:

Take 1 drop of caraway essential oil twice a day, with a little honey or a lozenge under the tongue. Take at meal times to counter digestive problems.

On the skin:

Mix 20 drops of organic caraway essential oil with 20ml of organic sesame oil, and use this blend to massage the stomach in the case of bloating or flatulence.

By diffusion:

It is recommended to diffuse this oil into to atmosphere if suffering from otorhinolaryngological afflictions.

Possible synergies

Bronchi: Eucalyptus

Digestion: Cumin

Energetic values and synergies

Caraway essential oil is linked to the Manipura chakra, the solar chakra that is generally associated with the colour yellow.

Caraway essential oil, via its positive influence on the digestive system, helps to find inner peace and to recharge one’s batteries. It also helps to release emotional tension, and which will also alleviate muscular cramps.

In synergy: Anise, Basil, Rosemary, Thyme


Flammable. Oral use only under medical advice. Keep out of reach of children. Unadvisable for children under the age of three, pregnant or lactating women. Do not apply to the skin before exposing oneself to the sun. Can be used in cooking. Do not apply neat to the skin.


The information given on this site regarding essential oils are only to be taken as indications. They do in no way, aim to replace any medical advice given by a qualified doctor. For all therapeutic uses, or if you wish to obtain more information on essential oils, please consult your doctor

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