Caraway or cumin (Carum carvi) is a spice that has long conquered the world as a dietary supplement, but also a healing remedy for a variety of health problems, especially in digestive disorders. It is a year-old or two-year-old bred plant that grows like a vest over Europe, but the fruit used as a spice and medicinal product is obtained only from cultivated deposits.
The fruit of this plant, its seeds, and oil stimulate the operation of the stomach and gall bladder. They work soothingly on the intestines, they soften the cramps, and above all, they prevent the development of bacteria and various gums in the intestines.
Caraway is used in a sensitive stomach, bloating with strong gases, especially in young children and babies. It is also recommended for animals, especially in colic (cramps), caused by changes in diet. It goes well with meat because it strengthens its taste.
It is most effective for the cumin to be consumed on a daily basis, as a spice for food or as tea. In diseases of the airways, it is good for tea to mix with anise and honey. Ethereal cumin oil is used in the food industry, the production of alcoholic beverages, but also in the cosmetics industry.
This medicinal plant is used in the treatment of liver diseases (cirrhosis) and bile, kidney and bladder defects (kidney stones, sand or bacterial infections), respiratory tract disorders, cough, fever, colds, heart disease ( arrhythmia), to strengthen vision, toothache and intestinal parasites.
Women often use it for menses or maternity pains, and in women, nursing mothers encourage increased milk secretion. The cumin beverage strengthens the stomach and balances the intestinal microflora. It is widely used in treating various bowel diseases, such as aerophagia and meteorism.
Two to three cups of tea are enough to get rid of these symptoms during the day. Due to the beneficial effect of digestion (it acts in a carminative and spasmolytic manner), the cumin is an unavoidable ingredient in some herbal liquors.
Undesirable effects have not been observed, except for people who are sensitive to the oil (there is an allergic reaction followed by itching, redness, heartbeat, and nausea). Pregnant women should be careful because cumin oil causes abortion (because it is used to stimulate menstruation) if taken in medical doses.