Caraway - Carum carvi (in the Apiaceae family, previously Umbelliferae family)
Part used: Seed.
Taste/smell: Spicy and aromatic.
Dosage: Infusion: 1 teaspoon of crushed seed per cup of water; or 1:3.5 dry liquid extract: 20-30 drops 1-4 times per day in a little water.
Use: (a) Antispasmodic, (b) Carminative, (c) Stomachic, (d) Lactagogue.
Caraway seeds are used for upset stomachs with gas and belching.
The constituents include a fixed oil, protein, carbohydrate, flavonoids and an essential oil that contains carvone and limonene.
Contraindications: Information unavailable at this time.