April 12, 2017
Caraway seeds, scientifically known as Carum carvi is a spice commonly found in Europe, North Africa and parts of Asia. Having a similarity with cumin seeds in appearance, this spice grows once in every two years. It is usually harvested early morning and then bundled to dry in sunlight. Caraway seeds are readily available in the market throughout the year. They are recommended to be stored in cool, dark places in airtight containers and the uses of seeds over powder is advisable. Though the culinary uses of caraway seeds is widely known, its medicinal properties have not gained popularity. Few of the most prominent ones include the following.
Despite bearing the health benefitting uses, it is wise to be cautious about the use of caraway seeds as in certain cases of pregnancy, diabetes and patients undergoing surgery, it might prove counterproductive. Therefore, judicious and cautious use of caraway seeds is advisable.
Disclaimer: The information given in this write-up is purely for educating the reader. It is not meant to be a substitute for any advice from a medical expert.