Often used by naturopathic physicians for a multitude of health conditions, caraway can help ease the stress of the body. Caraway is ideal for those looking for natural alternatives to chemically induced medicines. It has many medicinal and therapeutic properties. For more than 5,000 years, caraway seeds have been used as a natural remedy. When the ebers papyrus was discovered in the 17th century, it was found that ancient Egyptians had been recommending caraway for digestive upsets since 1550 b.c. In Chinese medicine, the caraway seed has been used for its warming effect that soothes the stomach, liver and kidneys. It also can increase the appetite and help relieve nausea, pain, indigestion and menstrual discomfort. Native to Asia and Europe, the caraway plant grows to roughly 2 feet in height and has leaves similar to that of a carrot. The plants small white or pink flowers have seeds capsules that burst open mature. Caraway essential oil is extracted from the seeds of the flowers through steam distillation. Botanical name: Carum carvi origin: Egypt extraction method: Steam distillation plant part: Seed note: Middle family: Apiaceous blends well with: Anise, cardamom, cinnamon, dill, fennel and other spices aroma: Herbaceous, green, woody, and true to caraway used in cooking consistency: Thin color: Pale yellow **euro droppers are not included with 100 ml bottle** safety: Follow general dilution guidelines ñ no urgent safety issues shelf life: 3 years.