Caraway (Carum carvi) is a member of the Apiaceae/Umbelliferae family. It can be found in Europe, Siberia, the Caucasus, the Near East, the Himalayas, Mongolia, and Morocco. The plant has been introduced to the United States as well. Caraway fruit and the oil from the fruit can both be used for medicinal purposes.
Caraway berries contain a volatile oil, fatty oil, polysaccharides, proteins, and traces of furocoumarins. Furthermore, the volatile oil contains carvone and limonene. Caraway is used as a spice in cooking. It has also been used in oral formulas for gastrointestinal complaints.
Caraway has no known interactions with other drugs.