Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
Caraway Product Description
Make way for Caraway! Caraway essential oil comes from the caraway plant, a member of the carrot family and a cousin to dill, fennel, anise, and cumin. Caraway seeds may be small, but these tiny packages yield an essential oil bursting with compounds that offer a range of powerful properties. The distinct aroma comes from D-Carvone, which makes the raw seeds the star flavor of dishes like Bavarian-style sauerkraut, rye bread, and German sausages. Next is limonene, a constituent commonly found in citrus oils that’s known for its cleansing properties. This makes Caraway essential oil an ideal tool for oral care and keeping teeth looking clean.
Caraway Uses and Benefits
Fossilized caraway seeds have been found in Stone Age dwellings, suggesting that humans have used the seed for at least 8,000 years. The ancient Egyptians are also known to have used caraway in herbal preparations.
The caraway plant grows in grasslands and cultivated fields native to Europe, Asia, and northern Africa. It’s also known by several other names, such as meridian fennel, Persian cumin, or European caraway. The plant looks like fennel with clusters of small, white flowers in a flat-topped flower head, and grows approximately 24 inches tall. A biennial plant, caraway generally begins blooming and producing seeds in its second year. The long and tiny seeds are then collected, crushed, and transformed into Caraway essential oil through steam distillation.
Oils that blend well with Caraway
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.