The Use of Caraway Seeds As Natural Treatment
Caraway (Carum Carvi), is a biennial plant in the family Apiaceae, native to western Asia, Europe and Northern Africa. Caraway is used as a spice in breads, especially rye bread.
Caraway is also used in desserts, liquors, casseroles, Indian cuisine rice dishes.
The roots may be cooked as a vegetable like parsnips or carrots.
Additionally, the leaves are sometimes consumed as herbs, raw, dried or cooked, similar to parsley.
Caraway fruit oil is used as a fragrance component in soaps, lotions, and perfumes. Caraway is also used as a breath freshener, and it has a long tradition of use in folk medicine.
Caraway Seeds As A Natural Treatment has benefits for:
- Hair loss
- Pain in the ear
- Dandruff and flaking skin
- Impetigo – infection; Bacterial skin
- Endocrine dysfunction
- Acne and all kinds of skin diseases
- In cosmetics, to get a beautiful complexion
- To the rapid recovery of fractures
- The inadequate level of cholesterol
- Respiratory diseases
- Colic and diarrhea
- Bloating and digestive issues
Caraway Seeds contain a volatile oil that is beneficial for mental inability to concentrate; it strengthens the nervous system, stimulates the cerebral circulation and increases the mental tone.
Take one teaspoon of Caraway Tincture, 4 times a day, for 30 days, to treat problems of concentration, depression and mental exhaustion.
The same treatment is recommended as an adjunct in depression.
Steam inhalations of Caraway, frees the airways and helps treat bronchitis.
Caraway tea has also expectorant effect.
Caraway tea is good for people who have iron deficiency. For this purpose, those who have iron deficiency should drink one cup of tea in the morning and one cup of tea in the evening.
For bloating, mix equal parts of caraway and mint powder, then chew and swallow up to 4-5 teaspoons of this mixture throughout the day.
Drink a liter of combined infusion of Caraway per day if you have high cholesterol and triglycerides, for four weeks. This infusion will help to normalize your level of cholesterol and triglycerides.
Skin Cancer – eat the caraway as a powder, and apply the oil for external use, on the skin cancer formations, so the Caraway inhibits the growth of malignant tumors. In addition, this treatment begins the process of their remission. It is recommended a four-month treatment with caraway, taken internally (7 grams per day), and applied externally in the form of oil on the affected areas.
Muscle spasms – drink combined infusion of caraway, half a cup (100 ml) three times a day. Add to each dose of combined infusion two drops of essential oil of caraway, to amplify antispasmodic effects of this treatment. Studies have shown that volatile substances of cumin inhibit the enzymes that cause muscle contraction. Thus, this treatment is available not only in spasms of voluntary muscles (such as those of the arms, legs you, you eyelid etc.), but also for those who cannot be controlled voluntarily. This treatment has demonstrated effective anti-spasmodic effect against the hiccups, spasmodic cough and even against asthma.
Bad breath – chew caraway seeds after meals and between meals. Caraway has a pleasant smell and, more importantly, improves digestion, and eliminates the root causes that lead to bad breath.
How to prepare Caraway as Natural Treatment?
Caraway Powder – Grind well the dried seeds of Caraway in a coffee grinder until they become a fine powder; it must be kept (maximum 7 days) in a tightly closed jar in the refrigerator. The powder is usually taken, half a teaspoon each time, 4 times per day.
Caraway Infusion (tea) – Pour one cup (250 ml) of boiling water over 1-2 tablespoons of seeds, then cover the cup and let soak for 15 minutes. Filter and drink the tea warm, to have the maximum antispasmodic and soothing properties.
Combined Infusion of Caraway – Place 2 teaspoons of powdered seeds in a glass of water and leave it to soak for 6-8 hours at room temperature, then strain. Place aside the obtained extract; the plant that remains after filtration has to be scalded in 200 ml of water; then let cool. Finally, combine the two extracts, and take the obtained mixture throughout the day.
Caraway tincture – Place in a jar 10 tablespoons of powdered seeds and cover it with 400 ml of alcohol 50% (degrees), stirring constantly. When all the powder was covered, close the jar tightly and let it soak for 12 days. After this period of time strain the liquid, add 10 drops of essential oil of Caraway, shake well, and pour this extract in dark bottles. Take this extract, as medicine, as follows: one teaspoon, 4 times a day, in treatments lasting 1-3 months.
Caraway Oil for external use – In half a liter of olive oil or sunflower place 10 tablespoons of powdered caraway seeds. Let it soak for 2 weeks in the sun, then filter and add 15 drops of essential oil of caraway. The oil, so obtained has to be placed into a dark bottle, which must be kept in dark and cold places.