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Caraway (Carum carvi)


This ia an excellent carminative and digestive aid.
Good for indigestion, wind, colic and nervous conditions, cramps and griping.
The tea should be prepared as a cold water extract.
Caraway seed oil, mixed with a base oil is excellent as a rub for respiratory illnesses and also as a treatment for skin parasites.
An old home remedy for treating rheumatic pains as well as for toothache and headaches is to wrap Caraway seeds in a muslin bag, which is then heated (on the stove) and applied topically.
Caraway seeds assist in labor, act as an emmenagogue and stimulate lactation.
Simmered in milk they are decongestant and help against cramps and colic.


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