Other Names: Keraviya, Caraway, Caraway, Carum carvi, Caraway, Carvi
Botanical Information: It is from the Parsley family. It is a biennial herbaceous plant that can grow up to 100 cm tall. Its body is thinly segmented, its leaves are light green and hairy, and its flowers are yellowish white and bloom in umbrella-shaped clusters. Taproot; It has a structure divided into branches. The caraway plant, which loves soft soil, reproduces with the seeds it sheds.
Places of Cultivation: Its homeland is Europe and Western Asia. It grows in the Eastern Anatolia region of our country.
Known Composition: It consists of substances called carvone and limonene and contains up to 6% volatile oil and fixed oil, resin and tannin.
Collection and Storage: The flower umbrellas of the plant are collected in mid-summer. It is dried in the sun to ripen, then the ear is held, shaken, and the seeds are shed.
It is diuretic.
It facilitates digestion. It has a carminative and abdominal pain-healing effect, especially in children.
It increases milk production in breastfeeding mothers.
It relieves menstrual pains.
Caraway plays a healing role in sore throats. (Gargle with the prepared tea)
It also cleans the smell of breath. (Dried caraway seeds are chewed in the mouth)
How to Use: Tea- Take 1 teaspoon of the seeds of the plant and crush them. Pour 1 glass of boiling water over them and let it brew for 10-15 minutes. Drink one glass of the tea obtained in this way three times a day.