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Caraway (Carum carvi) Essential Oil

Caraway (Carum carvi) Essential Oil


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Caraway (Carum carvi) Essential Oil

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Plant description

Latin Name: Carum carvi
English Name: Caraway
French Name: Carvi
Family: Apiaceae (Umbelliferous)
Origin: Hungary, India

History and Origin

Caraway is an herbaceous plant from the apiaceae family. It is originating from Southern Europe, Asia and India, but today it can be found worldwide, except in the hot and humid climates. It is cultivated for its leaves, but mainly for its seeds that are used as kitchen seasoning and for its medicinal properties. Its name comes from Arabic language karwaia which means "seed".

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Aromatherapy Data Sheet

Distilled Part: Seed
Extraction: Steam distillation
Oil Characteristics: Clear mobile liquid with a pale-yellow colour and a spicy and warm scent.
Properties: Mucolytic+++. Cholagogue, carminative, choleretic++, general and gastrointestinal stimulant, detoxifying action.
Indications: Acute catarrhal bronchitis+++. Hepato-biliary insufficiency++, dyspepsia+, digestive atony, digestive spasms, aerophagia, flatulences.

Energetic and emotional effect

A warm energy that gives courage and encourages hesitant people.

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Caraway is used in the kitchen to flavor vegetable and meat dishes. It is used a lot in the agri-food industry because it makes many food products more easily digested and tasty.


It blends well with nutmeg, coriander, cumin, anise and fennel.

Safety Data and Contraindications

  • Presence of ketones. Neurotoxic and abortive risk.
  • Contraindicated for pregnant and breastfeeding women as well as for children and people with epilepsy.
  • Short-term internal use at low dose only. It is recommended to consult an aromatherapist.


Lot B-CACARHUN11N (2013/02)


Terpene ketones : carvone (54,56 %), cis dihydrocarvone (0,67 %)

Monoterpenes : limonene + β-phellandrene (44,25 %)


Lot BCACARIND11U (2020/09)


Terpene Ketones: carvone (54,91 %)

Monoterpenes: limonene (42,67 %), myrcene (1,14 %)

































































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Documentation and References

  • FRANCHOMME, Pierre, Docteur PÉNOËL, Daniel, L’aromathérapie exactement, Éditions Roger Jollois.
  • MCVICAR, Jekka, La passion des herbes aromatiques-culinaires-médicinales-cosmétiques et comment les cultiver, Guy Saint-Jean éditeur.
  • TEUSCHER, Eberhard, ANTON, Robert, LOBSTEIN, Annelise, Plantes aromatiques – Épices, aromates, condiments et huiles essentielles, Édition Lavoisier TEC & DOC.