Nutritional Supplements Library
What is Caraway seed?
Caraway or Persian cumin (Carum carvi) is a biennial plant in the family Apiaceae, native to Europe and western Asia.The plant is similar in appearance to a carrot plant, with finely divided, feathery leaves with thread-like divisions, growing on 20-30 cm stems. The main flower stem is 40-60 cm tall, with small white or pink flowers in umbels. Caraway fruits, (erroneously called seeds) are crescent-shaped achenes, around 2 mm long, with five pale ridges. Caraway is an annual or biennial herb with finely divided leaves and slender stems that grow from one to two feet in height and are topped by small white flowers.
The plant has long taproots that can effectively break up and aerate heavy soils. It is native to the Old World and had been used in the Middle East for five thousand yearyears before its introduction to Europe in the thirteenth century. Caraway grows wild in Europe and temperate parts of Asia and was naturalized in the United States and Great Britain. It is cultivated commercially in Morocco, Holland and England for culinary and medicinal purposes.
What is the effective dosage of caraway supplementation?
The effective dosage is 500 to 1000 mg per day.
What are the benefits of caraway supplementation?
• Caraway Seed is famous for improving the appetite and treating conditions of the digestive system, including heartburn, indigestion, colic, nausea, upset stomach and stomach ulcers. It is considered a harmless calmative.
• It is considered an antispasmodic and helps to relieve uterine and menstrual cramps
• It is an effective expectorant.
What are the side effects of caraway supplementation?
They are no adverse side effects of caraway seeds.