The origins of the name caraway come from the Arabic al-karwiya seeds; where caraway may have first been used.
The caraway plant is a relative of the carrot. The spice was well known in ancient Egypt, ancient Rome and many food historians believe that the use of Caraway seeds began with the ancient Arabs. There is documented use of the seeds as a treatment for illnesses in 1500 BC and Dioscorides mentioned them as a digestive aid.
Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use.
Caraway (Carum carvi) seed oil.