Caraway Essential Oil

 

Description:

 

Caraway Essential oil is extracted by steam distillation from the dried ripe seeds from Carum carvi (also known as Apium carvi) of the Umbelliferae family and is also known as carum. Caraway oil has a sweet spicy odor with a slight peppery smell.

 

Uses & Benefits:

 

 

    • The health benefits of Caraway Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as a galactogogue, anti-histaminic, antiseptic, cardiac, anti-spasmodic, carminative, digestive, stomachic, disinfectant, diuretic, emenagogue, expectorant, aperitif, astringent, insecticide, stimulant, tonic and vermifuge substance.

 

    • Caraway oil calms the nerves and soothes mental fatigue, while settling the stomach, nervous digestion, colic, flatulence and gastric spasms.

 

    • As an expectorant 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, helping to flush toxins out.

 

    • Nursing mothers also use it  to increase milk and women in general find that it helps to relieve period pains.

 

 

Caraway Essential Oil Specification:

 

Botanical Name:  Carum carvi

 

Common name:   Carum Seed

 

Origin:   Egypt

 

Mode of Extraction:  Steam distilled

 

Parts Used:   Seeds

 

Note Classification:   Middle

 

Appearance:   Colorless to pale yellow liquid

 

Organoleptic Properties:   Fresh sweet spicy odor with a slight peppery smell

 

Refractive Index at 20 °C:  1.4790 – 1.4952

 

Specific Gravity at 20 °C:   0.9000 – 0.9100

 

Solubility:   Insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol and oils

 

Storage:   Well closed in air tight containers away from sunlight and heat preferably in amber color glass containers.

 

Blends With: Basil, Chamomile, Coriander, Frankincense, Ginger, Lavender and Orange

 

Constituents: Acetaldehyde, Furfurol, Carvone, Cumuninic aldehyde and Limonene

 

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