Caraway is a medicinal plant, also known as cumin or cariz, widely used in the treatment of colds and digestive and intestinal problems.
Its scientific name is Carum carvi and can be purchased in health food stores, street markets and in some pharmacies.
What is caraway for
Caraway is used to help treat digestive problems, colic, dyspepsia, fever, gas, respiratory problems and worms.
The properties of caraway include its antacid, antiflatulent, digestive, diuretic, stimulating, laxative and purgative action.
How to use caraway
The used parts of caraway are its leaves, fruits and roots.
- Caraway infusion: put 1 teaspoon of crushed leaves in a cup of boiling water for 15 minutes. Drink 2 to 3 cups a day.
Side effects of caraway
Caraway, when consumed in excess, can be toxic.
Contraindications for caraway
Caraway is contraindicated for young and pregnant children.