- Botanical Name: Carum carvi
- CAS No.: 8000-42-8
- EC No.: 288-921-6
- FEMA No.: 2238
- Flash Point (°C): 56.85
- Refractive Index: 1.4760 to 1.4952 at 20°C
- Specific Gravity: 0.9020 to 0.9130 at 25 °C
- Optical Rotation (°): +70.00 to +80.00
- Color: Pale yellow liquid
- Solubility: Soluble in alcohol & oils, insoluble in water
Caraway is also known as meridian fennel or Persian cumin is a biennial plant, native to western Asia, Europe, and Northern Africa. Now it is cultivated to all parts of Europe, Siberia, Turkey in Asia, Persia, India, and North Africa. It grows wild in many parts of Canada and the United States.
The common method of extraction of oil is the steam distillation of seed. The seeds contain 1–6% volatile oil.
The oil contains a high amount of Carvone. The Carvone is responsible for the characteristic aroma. Carvone is also used for air freshening products.
Inhalation of caraway oil may boost the immune system against colds and helps the respiratory system in relieving coughs, laryngeal, and bronchial problems.
Sweet, spicy, herbaceous, and slightly peppery.
Carvone, limonene, carveol, Myrcene, linalool, dihydrocarveol, caryophyllene Linalyl acetate, and sabinene.
~ Therapeutically, Caraway Seed essential oil can act as an expectorant and is helpful in relieving the problems associated with coughs, colds laryngeal, and bronchial.
~ Oil is used in the compounding of fragrances for Soaps, detergents, cosmetics, and toiletries
Caraway essential oil has many aromatherapy benefits that make it great for diffusers and vaporizers. In massage oil, this oil can be mixed to make an excellent massage oil to reduce stress, pain, fatigue, and to increase skin elasticity and tone. The presence of various biochemical molecules helps to promote good feelings and calms the nerves to boost mood.
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