The video takes a look at the health benefits of Caraway. This herb is popular in Europe, especially Eastern Europe), but not so popular in the West. What we commonly call as caraway seeds are actually fruits of the plant, but they are calleds seeds by people all over the world!
Caraway seed is a fragrant, culinary herb that is native to Asia. It is the biennial fruit of a flowering herb in the parsley family, and although it is grown domestically in countries where it is pervasive in the cuisine, the majority of it is imported from Egypt. Caraway seed is similar in appearance to cumin seed but distinct in flavor.
Caraway Seed is actually the fruit of a biennial herb in the parsley family, known as Carum carvi. The herb is a warming, aromatic herb used in German, Austrian and Hungarian cooking, and enhances both savory and sweet dishes. The caraway seed is the most used part of the plant and can be used in baking, soups, stews and other foods but all parts of the plant are edible.
The herb has antispasmodic properties and can be utilized in soothing the digestive tract, muscles such as uterus, etc. For nausea, both ginger and caraway seed are often helpful. For cancer patients, the herb can be used to make a tea to be used after radiation treatment.
Caraway seed can kill yeasts and are used as a remedy for loss of appetite and digestive disorders. If you are affected by digestive problems and gas, caraway seed can bring relief.
Caraway seeds are a rich source of dietary fiber. They are also rich in flavonoids such as carotene, lutein, cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin.
As you can see, this little herb known as Caraway seed, is a versatile one that can provide several health benefits.