Wake Up! Smell the…
Caraway Seed – Carum carvi
Aroma – Strong spicy, bittersweet, warm, reminiscent of aniseed
Parts Used – Seeds
Extraction Method – Steam distillation
Therapeutic Properties – Antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, digestive, expectorant, stimulant, stomachic, tonic
Interesting Facts – Cultivated mainly for its culinary uses, the seed is a characteristic flavoring in central European cooking, where it is used to season breads, cakes, cheeses, and vegetable dishes. The common name “caraway’ derives from the Arabic word for “seeds”, al-karwiya.
Come sail away with caraway, lads!