Botanical Name: Carum carvi
- English: Caraway
- Ayurvedic: Krishna jiraka, Jiraa, Kaaravi, Asita Jiraka, Kaashmirajiraka, Prithvikaa, Upakunchikaa, Sugandha Udgaar, Shodhana.
- Unani: Zeeraa Siyaah, Kamoon, Kamoon-roomi.
- Also, known as: Shimai-shembu, Semai Seearagam, Karamjiragam
Habitat: Native to Europe and West Asia. Now cultivated in Bihar, Orissa, Punjab, Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, and in the hills of Kumaon, Garhwal, Kashmir and Chamba. Also found wild in the North Himalayan regions.
Parts Used: Seed
Note: The information given above is guidance purpose only.
How to use:
Caraway seed is also used as spice.
There are different ways to use powdered herb.
Food Preparation: You can add powdered herbs to any super food herbal smoothie, sauces, spreads and even cookies. Also for children, you can mix powdered herbs with honey or glycerin to make a paste. The thicker the paste, the more potent and herbal in taste. The sweet taste of honey and glycerin will help the medicine go down. This method is also known as "Electuaries".
Capsules: Encapsulating your own powdered herb at home, give you assurance that the contents of the capsules are pure herb and no filler or any other products. These capsules can be taken with liquid.
Poultice: Poultice can be made with an herbal powder and liquid (mostly water) to form a paste which is then applied to the skin. This method is very helpful for skin conditions.
Herbal shot: Powdered herb can be mixed with water, fruit juice or other liquid to make herbal shot.
You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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