||Caraway Essential Oil, Kalonji essential oil.
||8000-42-8, FEMA: 2238
||Plant Parts Used
||Color & Odor
||Colorless to pale yellow liquid with Fresh Caraway
odor , sweet spicy odor with a slight peppery smell
Caraway oil is extracted from Carum carvi that is also known as Apium
carvi. The oil is extracted by steam distillation from dried ripe seeds and
yields 2 - 8 %.
Constituents & Specifications :
Acetaldehyde, Furfurol, Carvone, Cumuninic aldehyde and Limonene.
Specific Gravity :
0.90000 - 0.91000 @ 25°C
Refractive Index :
1.47900 - 1.49520 @ 20°C
Caraway oil is anti-histaminic, antispasmodic, antiseptic, aperitif,
astringent, cardiac, carminative, digestive, disinfectant, diuretic,
emmenagogue, galactagogue, expectorant, parasiticide, stimulant, stomachic,
tonic and vermifuge.
Benefits & Uses :
- Caraway oil calms the nerves and soothes mental fatigue, while
settling the stomach, nervous digestion, colic, flatulence and gastric
- As an expectorant it helps clear bronchitis, bronchial asthma and
coughs. It is also helpful in cases of sore throats and laryngitis and
beneficial to the urinary system, helping to flush toxins out.
- Nursing mothers also use it to increase milk and swomen in general
find that it helps to relieve period pains.
- It is an effective tissue regenerator and useful for fighting oily
skin while dispersing bruises, reducing boils and cleaning infected
wounds. Furthermore, it relieves itching skin and helps to clear acne as
well as scalp problems.
- The greatest benefit of Caraway oil lie in its calming and soothing
effect on the nerves and the digestive system. As an expectorant, it
helps with respiratory problems and is also helpful in fighting urinary
problems, while having great benefits for the skin.