Health Benefits of Caraway

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Mar 21, 2014

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It has been which widely used for several hundred years and is considered good for health. It contains 3–7% essential oil with the main components divided into carvone (50–60%) and limonene (40%).
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    Caraway

    The Caraway fruit, which has been used for several hundred years, contains 3–7% essential oil with the main components divided into carvone (50–60%) and limonene (40%). It has been considered good for health. Here are some of the health benefits of caraway.

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    Nutrition

    Caraway seeds are full of nutrition as they contain approximately 10% fixed oil along with 20% carbohydrate and 20% protein. Caraway also contains certain Vitamin B, Complex and Vitamin C. Adding caraway seeds to your plate will add nutrition to your diet.

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    Boosts Appetite

    Trying to add muscles or put on some weight and poor appetite is killing your plans? Try some caraway seeds as they can kindle your appetite. They are also good as a digestive aid and have a carminative effect. You can directly chew on the seeds for quick effects.

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    Minerals

    Caraway seeds are considered healthy due to the presence of minerals like Phosphorous, Potassium, Sodium and Zinc. They are also a good source of iron and manganese. Add this fruit to your diet in ample amount to get the healthy minerals.

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    Good for Stomach

    Carawan seeds can be very good of your stomach due to its digestive and carminative properties; they are very commonly used as anti-flatulent and in abdominal colic. These properties make caraway seeds useful in remedies for digestive problems, especially in kids.

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    Diarrhea

    These seeds are also very useful in diarrhea. Sipping on caraway seed infusion frequently while stopping any food intake helps bind the stools faster, reduces distension and aids digestion.

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    Post pregnancy

    Just like fennel seeds and cumin seeds, caraway seeds are used to tone up and cleanse the uterus post delivery and to induce or increase milk production. Add caraway seeds to your post-pregnancy diet for better lactation.

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    Anti-inflammatory

    Caraway seeds are also known for their anti-inflammatory effects and therefore can be used in swellings and mild inflammations, as infusion or decoction for internal use and as a paste or as an infusion to wash sores for external use.

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    Good for Heart

    Although it hasn't been proved yet however caraway seeds are popularly considered to be very good for your heart. Its regular use is believed to strengthen weak heart. It can also be help you in recovering with a weak body.

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    Piles

    Caraway seed can also provide relief from piles. Sitting in a tub filled with a warm decoction of caraway seeds helps ease the pain in piles and in lower pelvic pain in women.

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