Caraway: properties, benefits, remedies and contraindications

What is Caraway? The Caraway , Carum carvi , also known by other names like fennel or caraway meadow, is an herbaceous annual plant belonging to the family of Umbelliferae. This medicinal and aromatic plant is native to Europe. The stem can be up to 60 cm tall and has small white flowers emerging from umbels.

Caraway seeds, leaves and roots are used for medicinal purposes.

Whenever you use medicinal plants, make sure they are organic medicinal herbs .

Medicinal properties of Caraway, Carum carvi

This plant has stomachic, tonic, analgesic, carminative, digestive, diuretic, galactogenic, antiseptic, antispasmodic properties.

Its essential oil contains limonene, carveol and carvone. It also contains tannins and resins.

caraway Benefits and uses of Caraway

This medicinal plant can be extremely beneficial for a number of very common ailments. For example:

Fight bacteria and infections caused by them

Eliminate bad breath or halitosis

Helps to expel accumulated gases in the digestive tract

It is indicated for gastritis

Fight intestinal spasms

Eliminate or mitigate headache or headache

Improves digestions

Reduces rheumatic pain

Stimulates the functioning of the respiratory system

Used for painful periods

Fight toothache

Stimulates liver and gallbladder function

Reduces cough

Eliminate intestinal parasites

Although popular belief indicates that there are foods and medicinal plants that can increase the production of breast milk, today it is known that the only thing that can increase the production of milk is the stimulus produced by the suckling of the baby.

Home remedies with caraway

This wonderful healing herb can be used in many natural remedies, here are some samples:

For gas and flatulence take an infusion after the meal

For headache or headache, put dressings on the forehead

To combat rheumatic pain , apply the plaster or massage with caraway infused oil.

For indigestion, gastritis or menstrual cramps the infusion is drunk

For external use applications it is applied as a tonic preparing it as an infusion. This would be the case for acne, dermatitis, boils, eczema and other skin ailments.

Caraway contraindications

Like the vast majority of medicinal plants, consumption in pregnant women is totally contraindicated. During lactation its moderate consumption is not dangerous.

Nor is its consumption recommended to children.

If you are under medical treatment and are taking drugs, consult your doctor if the consumption of caraway is compatible and recommended.

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