Caraway Essential Oils
Respiratory ailments, urinary tract infections, mental fatigue, and digestive issues were all treated with caraway essential oils in Medieval Europe, and Ancient Egypt, Rome, and Greece and it was treasured for its calming, warming effects. Derived from the ripe, dried seeds of the plant, this essential oil has an aroma that is described as slightly peppery and sweet/spicy, with a thin consistency. Caraway essential oil blends well with lavender, fennel, frankincense, dill, ginger, coriander, cinnamon, basil, anise, and more.
Overall Benefits of Caraway Essential Oils
- May be helpful in the prevention of heart ailments
- Used in treatments against fatigue and depression
- Effective in the reduction of spasms relating to the respiratory system
- Useful in relieving excessive gas and aiding in digestion
- For lactating mothers, will increase milk production
- Can offer relief from the effects of histamine and relieve coughs
Uses for Caraway Essential Oils
This essential oil makes a unique addition to aromatherapy, soaps, personal care formulations, and cosmetic applications. It is considered useful as vermifuge and a tonic for digestive organs and nerves, a stomachic, stimulant for the glandular, digestive, and circulatory systems, tissue regenerator, parasiticide, expectorant, emmenagogue, diuretic, disinfectant, digestive, depurative, carminative, an astringent, aperitive, antispasmodic, antiseptic, and antibacterial.
It is also useful as a cardiac preventative medicine. Caraway essential oils have astringent properties which help revitalize lackluster, dull skin and tighten pores. Specific treatments are used to assist in overcoming mental fatigue. The oil can relieve indigestion and disinfect wounds, reduce toothache pain and is valued for its tonic effect on the nervous system and its stimulating, clean scent.
General precautions apply here for Caraway essential oils, as it is not known to be an irritant. If your skin is hyper sensitive, make sure that you consider dilution or doing a patch test before proceeding with topical application.