Botanical Name : Carum carvi
Origin : India
Mode of Extraction : Steam Distilled
Main Constituents : Carvone, d-limonene
Description : Clear Transparent Liquid
Appearence : Colorless or pale yellow liquid; darkens
and thickens with age
Organoleptic properties : Characteristic odor and taste
of caraway herb
Refractive index at 20 °C : 1.485-1.497
Specific Gravity at 20 °C : 0.900-0.910
Solubility : Almost insoluble in water; soluble in 8
volumes 80% or in 1 volume 90% alcohol
Use : In manufacturing liqueurs and perfuming soaps;
flavor for cookies, candies. Pharmaceutic aid.
Storage : Well closed in air tight containers away from
sunlight and heat preferably in amber color glass containers.
It is extracted by the process of Steam Distillation.
Furfurol, Acetaldehyde, Carvone, Cumuninic aldehyde and Limonene.
Caraway oil is extracted from Carum carvi of the Umbelliferae
family and is also known as carum. It is a bi-annual herb having
soft fern-like leaves, umbels of white/pink flowers & small
brown fruit. The oil is extracted by steam distillation from dried
ripe seeds and yields 2 - 8 %.
It has a sweet spicy odor with a slight peppery smell.
This oil calms the nerves and soothes mental fatigue, while
settling the stomach, nervous digestion, colic, flatulence and
gastric spasms. It helps clear bronchitis, bronchial asthma and
coughs. It is also helpful in cases of sore throats and laryngitis
and beneficial to the urinary system. Nursing mothers can also use
it to increase milk and women in general find that it helps to
relieve period pains. It is an effective tissue regenerator and
useful for fighting oily skin while dispersing bruises, reducing
boils and cleaning infected wounds. It relieves itching skin and
helps to clear acne as well as scalp problems.
Its therapeutic properties include anti-histaminic, antispasmodic,
antiseptic, aperitif, astringent, cardiac, carminative, digestive,
disinfectant, diuretic, emmenagogue, galactagogue, expectorant,
parasiticide, stimulant, stomachic, tonic and vermifuge.
Blends well with
Basil, chamomile, coriander, frankincense, ginger, lavender and
Caraway oil is very beneficial in calming and soothing effect on
the nerves and the digestive system. As an expectorant, it helps
with respiratory problems and is also helpful in fighting urinary
problems, while having great benefits for the skin.
It may cause skin irritation if used in high concentration.
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