Formal Name: Carum carvi
Supplement Forms: Food, liquid

Recommended Daily Allowance

  • Infants: (0 to 12 Months) N/A
  • Children: (1 to 13 years) N/A
  • Adolescents: (14 to 18 Years) N/A
  • Adults: (19 and Older) N/A
  • Lactating Women: N/A
  • Pregnant Women: N/A

Notes: No RDA info available.

Additional Information


Caraway, also sometimes referred to as Persian cumin or Meridian fennel, is an herb native to western Asia, northern Africa, and Europe. The use of caraway dates back to the Stone age, and was later used as a flavoring in bread during the time of Julius Caesar. Accoding to German folklore, caraway was placed beneath beds to ward off witches, and used in love potions.

Bodily Functions Caraway Assists

Caraway helps to facilitate digestion and expel gas, and can improve blood flow and liver function. Caraway may also stimulate the appetites of some individuals, helping to treat eating disorders.

Foods High in Caraway

Caraway is found in sauerkraut and certain cheeses, such as havarti. It is also sometimes used to flavor curries, casseroles, and liquors. For medicinal purposes, caraway seeds can be used to brew tea.

Ailment That Caraway Eliminates:
  • Stimulates the appetite
  • Reduces common cold symptoms
  • Fights bronchitis
  • Aides digestion
  • Gets rid of gas
Side Effects/Pre-Cautions:
  • Possible kidney or liver damage when ingested in extreme quantities for extended periods of time

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