Caraway Seed

  • Distillation Method: Co2 extract
  • Country of Origin: Europe
  • Plant Part: Seed
  • Latin name: Carum Carvi
  • Cultivation: Organic
  • Middle note


Aromatherapy use:
A lovely warming spice oil. Can use in place of Ginger for stomach upsets for children, where condition is due to weak digestion or nervousness. May also help open breathing passages and help with respiratory ailments. Great addition to warming massage blends, its pleasant aroma will be a welcome ingredient of the formula.

Pure essential oil of Caraway, cold process CO2 distilled in Europe from Caraway Seeds. This is a truly fine oil, smelling like a fresh loaf of rye bread. It is an excellent addition to digestive formulas and blends for the respiratory system.

Product Description

Caraway essential oil is extracted using a low temperature process from Carum carvi seeds (also known as Apium carvi) of the Umbelliferae family. The Umbelliferae family of plants contains over 3000 species dispersed throughout the world. This plant family is well known for its spices which contain fabulous healing properties. Some of the more well known plants in this family are Angelica, Anise, Carrot, and Parsley.

The herb Caraway is traditionally used to treat dyspepsia, intestinal colic, menstrual cramps, poor appetite, laryngitis, and bronchitis. It is known to promotes milk secretion and is considered specific for flatulent colic in children. The essential oil from the seed may benefit cases of bronchitis and colds (through inhalation and chest massages of the oil in a carrier), and may support healing of digestive troubles, particularly weak digestion or difficulty due to nervous tension. Ingestion of the oil in small amounts should be safe; it is considered non-toxic and non-sensitizing, though it should not be used undiluted on the skin undiluted.

Caraway seed is used primarily as a spice in bread, cheese, meat, pickles, sauces and seasonings. The essential oil of Caraway has a wonderful aroma like the fresh seeds: slightly sweet spicy odor with a hint of pepper. Caraway essential oil is a warming essential oil, which helps to relieve mental strain and emotional fatigue, while aiding the digestive and urinary system and clearing the respiratory system. It is also used to help clear skin and scalp conditions. Herbal lore has it that a regular intake of caraway oil is said to protect from all ailments and diseases and keep one healthy and young (the CO2 distillation particularly is likely to have potent antioxidant action).


More about the Oil

Suggested Uses:

- Listed as safe for ingestion.

Dilute Caraway Essential Oil for use topically on reflex points for the digestive system or respiratory system on the feet. An excellent oil for children in this respect. Use in formulas for massage of the digestive area and/or chest area.

Possible Actions: 

Antihistaminic, antimicrobial, antiseptic, aperitif, astringent, carminative, digestive, diuretic, disinfectant, emmenagogue, expectorant, insecticide, galactagogue, stimulant, vermifuge.


Caraway may be a skin irritant for some people. Test a small area first.

Possible Indications:

Bronchitis, colds, colic, coughs, dyspepsia, flatulence, gastric spasm, laryngitis, nervous indigestion, and poor appetite.

Caraway Seed essential oil blends well with:

Basil, Chamomile, Cinnamon, Coriander, Frankincense, Ginger, Jasmine, Lavender Orange, Tangerine, and other spices.