Caraway

(Carum carvi)

INGREDIENT IN: LeJulia, LeLifeForce

THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: nervine, digestive, carminative, diuretic, expectorant, cytophylactic, emmenagogue, galactagogue, vermifuge, antihistaminic, antispasmodic, antiseptic, tonic

AFFINITY FOR: digestive system, respiratory system, spleen, pancreas stomach/spleen meridians, yang energy

RESONANCE: physical

PLANT FAMILY: Umbelliferae

PART UTILIZED: seeds

EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled

APPLICATION: Caraway should be diluted well and applied to the feet or the body.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: The aroma of caraway is stimulating to the mind, but calming to the nerves.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: Emotionally, caraway is of benefit to those who were raised in uncaring or emotionally unstable environments. Often abused or neglected children grow into adults that avoid commitment in relationships. They fear any form of stability, doubting that such a thing could be real or doubting their ability to be constant and consistent themselves. Often, they doubt their own worthiness for such a relationship. Caraway reinforces the earth meridian - steadfast constancy and need to nurture others.