Caraway (Carum carvi)


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Mostly known and used as a domestic spice, used in bread, cakes and cheeses. Grown for seeds and essential oil, especially carvone. A biennial herb of about 75cm in height, with similar features and appearance to that of the Carrot family, with fine feathery lace-like, fine fern-like leaves. The flower head contains many small slender, slightly curved seeds, approximately 2mm long. These seeds are collected for steam distillation to produce Caraway essential oil.

Ingredients: Carum Carvi Seed Oil

Botanical name: Carum carvi

Common name: Caraway

Plant part: Seeds

Extraction method: Steam distilled

Common uses: Caraway seeds has traditionally been used for its calminative properties. It has been known to have a calming effect on digestive disorders.

Note: Middle

Strength of aroma: Strong

Aromatic scent: Sweet ,spicy aroma with a peppery undertone.

Caution: Non-toxic and non-sensitising. May cause skin irritations if used in high concentrations. Avoid during pregnancy.

Blends Well With

Angelica Root (Angelica archangelica)
Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
Bay Laurel (Laurus Nobilis)
Benzoin – Onycha (Styrax Benzoin)
Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)
Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum)
Chamomile – Roman (Anthemis nobilis)
Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamomum verum)
Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea)
Coriander (Coriandrum sativum)
Dill Seed (Anthem graveolens)
Elemi (Canarium luzonicum)
Fennel Sweet (Foeniculum vulgare dulce)
Frankincense (Boswellia serrata)
Galbanum (Ferula gummosa)
Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
Grapefruit Pink (Citrus paradisi)
Jasmine Absolute (Jasminium sambac)
Mandarin (Citrus reticulata)
Marjoram Sweet (Origanum majorana)
Orange – Sweet (Citrus sinensis)
Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium amara)
Spearmint (Mentha spicata linne)

Aromatic Families



Very strong, fresh, diffusive, spicy, fruity, woody, warm, like that of freshly crushed caraway seeds.

Aromatic Note


Certificate of Analysis


Not Known.

Additional information

Bottle Size

5mL, 10mL, 50mL, 100mL

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