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Caraway fruit

1. What is Caraway fruit ?

Caraway fruit (Carum, U.S.P.; Caraway) is the dried ripe fruit of Carum Carvi, Linn., a biennial plant indigenous to, and cultivated in, Europe, chiefly in Holland.

It is believed that its use originated with the ancient Arabs, who called the 'seeds' Karawya,


2. What are the clinical implication of Caraway fruit?

The extracts act in a microbicidal manner and relieve cramps. It improves the tolerability of flatulence promoting foods (e.g. cabbage, beans).


It is used for treatment of spasmodic gasto-intestinal complaints, flatulence, bloating, as well as flatulent colic in infants.