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Caraway Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Wild Cumin, Carvies, Black Carroway
Botanical Name
Carum Carvi, Centratherum Anthelminticum
Hindi Name
Shahi Jeera, Vilayati Jeera, Siya Jeera, Kala Jeera

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Parts Used

Seeds, Oil, Fruit

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Caraway

It may causes Indigestion in excessive intake.
Avoid use during Pregnancy or Breast-feeding.
Sedative effect of Caraway may cause Drowsiness and Nausea
High dosage over a long period may cause Liver and kidney damage and may trigger epilepsy states in children.
Consult to your Doctor, if suffering from any major disease before consuming it as Caraway falls Blood Pressure drastically.
Similarly, Caraway lowers Blood Sugar Level.
It causes the excessive Belching referred as burping, involves acute surplus of gas and bloats in the stomach.
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Caraway is a plant.
It is biennial.
It belongs to the Parsley/Carrot family.
It grows in a temperate climate.
It grows up to 60 Cm.
Best used for Indigestion.
Caraway is native to Central Europe, Northern Africa and Asia.
It has green leaves of fathered texture and in thread division. Caraway flowers are small and white in color, which flourishes in late summer.

Note : Difference between Caraway and Cumin :
Caraway and Cumin are two different spices. Do not get confused between them. They both differ in taste, shape, color and fragrance.
Caraway seeds are brown in color that vary from light to dark. Cumin seeds are yellowish brown in color.
Caraway smells aromatic and pungent, whereas Cumin smells nutty and distinct.
Caraway is long and tapered from the end, whereas Cumin is elliptical in shape.
Caraway has mild anise taste, whereas Cumin has spicy taste and slightly peppery.
Caraway is best used for Indigestion and Colic, whereas Cumin is best used to increase breast milk and cure Biliousness.
Caraway is a good Appetizer, whereas Cumin is good Diuretic.

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Materia Medica for Caraway

Single Herb

Caraway for Indigestion

Take half teaspoon Caraway seeds. Chew them well and swallow.

Caraway for Cough

Take half teaspoon Caraway. Chew it twice a day.

Caraway For Rheumatism

Take 1/2 cup juice of Caraway. Add some water and drink it after meals for 15 days.

Caraway for Toothache

Apply Caraway oil on the affected tooth.

Caraway for Nerve Disorder

Take one handful Caraway. Put in 5 liters of water. Boil till it remains half. Add it in your bathing water and take bath.

Caraway ( Shahi Jeera ) for Cough, Cold

Add 1-2 tablespoon pressed seeds of Caraway ( Shahi Jeera ) in One cup of boiling water and steep for 10-15 minutes.
Filter and drink.

Caraway ( Shahi Jeera ) for Bruises

Use Caraway ( Shahi Jeera ) as a poultice for Bruises.

Caraway ( Shahi Jeera ) for Rheumatism

Boil 2 tablespoon seeds of Caraway ( Shahi Jeera) in some water.
Use it as a wash for Rheumatism.

Caraway ( Shahi Jeera ) for Flatulence

Take 2-3 tablespoons powdered seeds with half cup water.

Caraway ( Shahi Jeera ) for Sore Throat

Steep One tablespoon Seeds in One cup of water for 5-7 minutes. Strain and drink lukewarm.
OR : Gargle with this lukewarm water.

Caraway ( Shahi Jeera ) for Acid Reflux

Boil the seeds of Caraway ( Shahi Jeera ) in some water.
Let it cool and drink.
OR : Chew some seeds after every meal.

Caraway ( Shahi Jeera ) for Piles

Boil 1 tsp Caraway ( Shahi Jeera ) in a cup of water. Have it once a day.

Caraway ( Shahi Jeera ) for Weak Eyesight

Consume 30 ml seed decoction of Caraway ( Shahi Jeera ) twice a day.

Caraway ( Shahi Jeera ) for Ascaris

Take quarter tsp Caraway ( Shahi Jeera ) seeds with lukewarm water. Have it twice a day.
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Herbal Treatment For Flatulence 1

Take Caraway, Chamomile and Sweet Flag. Prepare a decoction. Drink it two or three times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Diarrhea 1

Prepare a decoction of Caraway, Agrimony and Bayberry. Take twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Colic 1

A decoction of Caraway, Chamomile and Sweet Flag is worth in case of colic.

Herbal Treatment For Bronchitis 6

Prepare a tea of Caraway seeds and dried White Horehound. Drink twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Bodyache 2

Take 8 peeled cloves of Garlic and one teaspoon Caraway. Pour them in 60 ml Mustard oil and heat till they turn black. Apply lukewarm on body at night.

Herbal Treatment For Gastroparesis 1

Take equal quantity of the following herbs:
Wild Candytuft, Angelica root, Milk Thistle fruit, Caraway fruit, liquorice root, Peppermint, Chamomile flower, Chelidonium Majus and Lemon Balm leaves. Grind them together. Take one teaspoon powder with lukewarm water once a day.
OR :
Prepare a decoction of above given herbs. Drink half cup twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Diabetes 6

Take barks in equal quantity of the following herbs :
Arjuna, Blackberry, Caraway and Anthocephalus Cadamba (Kadam). Grind them together. Boil 5 teaspoons powder in half liter water. Have it twice a day for one month.

Herbal Treatment For Cough 32

Take one teaspoon Aniseed and 2 teaspoons Caraway. Boil in half jug of water. Now mix 2 teaspoons Honey. Have 2 teaspoons after every one hour.

Herbal Treatment For Caraway 1

Take 4 tablespoons of Caraway seeds and few seeds of Fennel. Boil in half amount of Water for 15 minutes. It is very good for small children.

Herbal Treatment For Cholera 4

Grind some Caraway with Zanthoxylum Budrunga fruit. Take One tablespoon with water.

Herbal Treatment For Rheumatism 10

Boil 10 grams dry Ginger ( Adrak in India ) and Caraway ( Shahi Jeera in India ) in One cup of Mustard oil ( Sarson in India ). When both turn into red then put down the preparation and filter. Massage this oil on the knees twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Stomach Ache 8

Mix 2 pinches of Caraway and one pinch Black Salt. Take it with lukewarm water.

Herbal Treatment For Toothache 6

Take one teaspoon Caraway and grind. Put in one glass lukewarm water. Add one teaspoon Salt. Swish with it twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Toothache 7

Take equal quantity of Caraway and Sweet Flag. Powder them together. Keep one pinch on the affected tooth and press. Repeat every night and throw out in the morning.

Herbal Treatment For Nerve Disorder 1

Take the following dried herbs in equal quantity :
Valerian : Root
Field Mint : Leaves
Chamomile : Flowers
Caraway : Seeds
Basil : Leaves
Put all in a jar. Grind. Add one teaspoon in one cup hot water. Keep for 20 to 25 minutes and drink twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Indigestion 1

Mix equal quantities of Aniseed, Caraway, Dill and Fennel. Add dried Mint leaves in it. Steep 1 tsp in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 30 Minutes before a meal.

Herbal Treatment For Hoarseness 4

Prepare a decoction of Poppy seeds and Caraway seeds by taking them in equal quantity. Gargle with it twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Flatulence 14

Take 4 leaves of both Mint and Peppermint. Add half tsp seeds of each Aniseed and Caraway. Prepare tea with it. Drink once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Indigestion 22

Take 3 parts of both Asafoedita ( Hing in India ) and Atractylodes and 2 teaspoons of Cumin Seed ( Jira in India ), Caraway Seed ( Shahi Jeera in India ), Long Pepper ( Pippali in India ), Black Pepper ( Kali Mirch in India ), Ginger ( Adrak in India ), Dandelion ( Dudal in India ), Slippery Elm, Green Citrus Peel and Rock Salt ( Sendha Namak in India ).
Grind all these together and make a fine powder.
Take One tablespoon after meals.
It improves digestion and relieves gas.

Herbal Treatment For Colic 7

Take equal quantity of Cumin and Caraway seeds. Add a pinch of black Salt in it. Add it in Vinegar. Take half tsp of it after regular interval of time.

Herbal Treatment For Anorexia 8

Take equal quantity of Carom ( Ajvayan in India ), Fennel ( Saunf in India ), dried Ginger ( Adrak in India ), Salt and Caraway seeds ( Shahi Jeera in India ). Grind them to make powder. Take half tsp of it with your daily meal.

Herbal Treatment For Indigestion 27

Take crushed Caraway ( Shahi Jeera ), Lemon Balm ( Billilotan ) and Fennel Seed ( Saunf ) in equal parts.
Infuse One teaspoon of this herbal blend in a cup of water for 10 minutes.
Drink One cup after your dinner.
You can also add Valerian for a sound sleep.

Herbal Treatment For Bed Wetting 5

Combine half tablespoon each of Amla, Caraway seeds and half teaspoon of Candy Sugar( Mishri ) in one glass of cold water. Drink it.
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