Caraway Seed Tincture | Carum carvi

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Caraway Seed Tincture

£5.50 100ml           

Caraway Seed Tincture (Carum carvi)

Tincture of Caraway Seed (Carum carvi) 1:3 45%

Carum carvi, organic grain alcohol

Daily adult dose 0.5 - 4ml unless otherwise prescribed. 

Avoid in large doses (more than general culinary use or occasional tea) during pregnancy, seek advice before taking.


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Carum carvi

Common name: Caraway

Family: Apiaceae

Part used: seeds

Habitat: This relative of celery and cumin is native to the Middle East, but is widely cultivated for culinary and traditional medicinal use. Caraway is a biennial plant, growing to 25 - 60cm tall with white umbellifer shaped flower heads and deeply segmented leaves. The taste  of the seeds is spicy and aromatic.  

Constituents: Volatile (essential) oil up to 7%, flavonoids, fatty oils, polyacetylenes, B vitamins, magnesium, zinc, phosphorous and other minerals. 

Actions: Antimicrobial, astringent, carminative (soothes digestion), expectorant, emmenagogue, spasmolytic (relieves spasm)

Traditional and current uses:

  • Primarily used for gastric complaints: flatulence, dyspepsia, colic or cramping, bloating, poor appetitie, diarrhea, hiccoughs
  • Painful periods
  • As a gargle for laryngitis
  • as a mild expectorant during bronchitis

Disclaimer: The information on this website is provided for educational use only, and is not intended as a replacement for the services of a qualified medical herbalist, doctor or licensed health practitioner. The information contained herein is not diagnostic, always consult a medical health professional before embarking on a treatment programme. Urban Fringe Dispensary disclaims any liability, loss, injury or damage incurred as a consequence of the use and application of the advice given herein.



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