Caraway oil (Carvi aetheroleum)

Published February 1, 1990.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)

Kümmelöl

Name of Drug

Carvi aetheroleum, caraway oil.

Composition of Drug

Caraway oil consists of the essential oil obtained from the dried, ripe fruits of Carum carvi L. [Fam. Apiaceae], as well as its preparations in effective dosage. The main ingredient of caraway oil is d-carvone.

Uses

Dyspeptic problems, such as mild, spastic condition of the gastrointestinal tract, flatulence and fullness.

Contraindications

None known.

Side Effects

None known.

Interactions with Other Drugs

None.

Dosage

Unless otherwise prescribed:

Daily dosage:

3 - 6 drops. Mode of Administration Essential oil and its galenical preparations for internal use.

Actions

Antispasmodic
Antimicrobial.