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caraway

Herbal medicine
A biennial culinary herb with fixed and volatile oils, proteins and resin, which is antispasmodic and carminative and has been used to treat indigestion.

caraway,

n Latin name:
Carum carvi parts used: ripe fruit (dried), seeds; uses: spasms in the digestive system, bloating, gas, dyspepsia, common cold, cough, anorexia, colic; precautions: pregnancy, patients with liver disease (oil); can cause diarrhea, burping, and irritation to eyes, oral cavity, and nose. Also called
kummel, kummelol, oleum cari, or
oleum carvi.