The fruit of Carum Carvi, Linné (Nat. Ord. Umbelliferae). Europe and Asia and cultivated everywhere. Dose, 10 to 60 grains.
Common Names: Caraway, Caraway Seed, Caraway-Fruit.
Principal Constituent.—A volatile oil (Oleum Cari).
Preparations.—1. Oleum Cari, Oil of Caraway. Dose, 1 to 5 drops.
2. Specific Medicine Caraway. Dose, 10 to 60 drops.
Action and Therapy.—An aromatic carminative and gentle stomachic; both the fruit and the oil are of value in flatulent colic and to flavor medicinal compounds.