Caraway tea is well known for its carminative, antispasmodic and diuretic action, being consumed worldwide due to its pharmaceutical benefits.
Caraway Tea description
Caraway is a biennial plant which distinguishes itself through an erect branching stem. It grows wild in Europe, North Africa and Asia.
Caraway is best known for its long, brownish and rib-shaped seeds, which are used as a condiment to add flavor to several types of food like soups, pasta, breads, cheeses, cakes, biscuits, rice and seafood. Caraway is also part of the Indian, Dutch, German, Russian, and Scandinavian dishes.
Caraway is available in capsule form and through brewing it turns into Caraway tea.
Caraway Tea brewing
To prepare Caraway tea:
- Infuse 1 teaspoon of crushed caraway seeds into a cup of boiling water.
- Allow this mix to steep for 10 to 15 minutes.
Caraway tea can be drunk three times a day.
Caraway Tea benefits
Caraway tea is successfully used to:
- soothe the digestive tract and relieve colic, cramps and flatulence
- promote gastric secretion and improve the appetite
- fight diarrhea
- ease menstrual cramps, as well as gallbladder spasms
- fight bronchitis and cough
- increase the production of breast milk
- freshen the breath
Caraway Tea side effects
Pregnant and nursing women should ask their doctor before consuming Caraway tea.
Caraway tea is a healthy beverage, efficient in dealing with cramps, colic and flatulence, but not only.