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November 22, 2012 / martinezyoga

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!

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