💊 Chemical information

Alcaravea; Alcaravia; Caraway Fruit; Caraway Seed; Carum; Carvi; Carvi fructus; Cumin des Prés; Fructus Carvi; Kmínový plod; Kmynu vaisiai; Köménytermés; Kumina; Kümmel; Kummin; Owoc kminku.


In Eur.. Also in USNF.

Ph. Eur. 6.2

(Caraway Fruit; Caraway BP 2008). The whole, dried fruits of Carum carvi. It contains not less than 3.0% v/w of essential oil, calculated with reference to the dried drug. It has an odour reminiscent of carvone. Protect from light. The BP 2008 directs that when Powdered Caraway is prescribed or demanded, material containing not less than 2.5% v/w of essential oil shall be dispensed or supplied.


(Caraway). The dried, ripe fruit of Carum carvi (Apiaceae). Preserve against attack by insects.

💊 Profile

Caraway is an aromatic carminative, and is used in gastrointestinal disorders and as a flavour. The seeds have culinary uses. It is the source of caraway oil (below).

💊 Preparations

USNF 26: Compound Cardamom Tincture. Proprietary PreparationsMulti-ingredient: Austria: Mag Kottas Krauterexpress Abfuhrtee; Midro Tee; Montana; Nesthakchen; Species Carvi comp†; Braz.: Balsamo Branco; Cz.: Blahungstee N†; Iberogast; Ger.: Carminativum Hofmann; Carminativum-Hetterich; Carminativum-Pascoe†; Cholosom-Tee; Floradix Multipretten N; Gastrol S†; Gastrosecur†; Iberogast; Lomatol†; Majocarmin-Tee; Montana N; Pascoventral; Presselin Blahungs K 4 N†; Presselin Dyspeptikum†; Stovalid N†; Israel: Jungborn; Lido Tea; Midro-Tea; Ital.: Anice (Specie Composta)†; Cadifen; Cadimint; Camomilla (Specie Composta)†; Florelax; Midro; Relaxcol; Tarassaco (Specie Composta)†; Pol.: Apinorm; Laxantol; Melis-Tonic; Rhelax; Tabletki Przeciw Niestrawnosci; Tabulettae Laxantes; Rus.: Herbion Drops for the Gallbladder (Гербион Капли Желчегонные); Herbion Drops for the Stomach (Гербион Желудочные Капли); S.Afr.: Clairo; Spain: Natusor Aerofane†; Switz.: Kernosan Heidelberger Poudre; Phytomed Gastro†; Tisane favorisant l’allaitement.
Published February 06, 2019.