Caraway Oil


💊 Chemical information

Alcaravea, aceite esencial de; Carvi aetheroleum; Carvi Etheroleum; Carvi, huile essentielle de; Kmínová silice; Kuminaöljy; Kümmelöl; Kumminolja; Olejek kminkowy; Oleum Cari; Oleum Carui; Oleum Carvi.


In Eur.. Also in USNF.

Ph. Eur. 6.2

(Caraway Oil). The oil obtained by steam distillation from the dry fruits of Carum carvi. A clear, colourless or yellow liquid. Relative density 0.904 to 0.920. Store in well-filled, airtight containers at a temperature not exceeding 25°. Protect from light.


(Caraway Oil). The volatile oil distilled from caraway. It contains not more than 50% v/v of carvone (C 10 H 14 O). Soluble 1 in 8 of alcohol (80%). Store in airtight containers. Protect from light.

💊 Profile

Caraway oil is an aromatic carminative and is used in gastrointestinal disorders and as a flavour. It is also employed as caraway water for infant colic.

💊 Preparations

BP 2008: Aromatic Cardamom Tincture; Compound Cardamom Tincture. Proprietary PreparationsMulti-ingredient: Austria: Nesthakchen; Parodontax; Sabatif; SigmanHaustropfen; Spasmo Claim; Cz.: Contraspan†; Naturident†; Ger.: Aspasmon N†; Enteroplant; Euflat I†; Floradix Multipretten N; Galloselect M†; Gastricard†; Gastrysat; Lomatol†; Majocarmin forte†; Neo-Ballistol†; Pascopankreat novo†; ratioGast†; Hung.: Enteroplant; India: Bestozyme; Catazyme-P; Neopeptine; Vitazyme; Ital.: Relaxcol; Mex.: Enterokan; Singapore: Enterokan†; Switz.: Flatulex; Huile Po-Ho A. Vogel; Parodontax†; Thai.: Gas-Nep; Gripe Mixture; UK: Atkinson & Barker’s Gripe Mixture; Nurse Harvey’s Gripe Mixture.
Published February 06, 2019.