Carum carvi MT is antispasmodic and carminative in action thus soothes digestive tract acting directly on intestinal muscles. It relieves colic, gripping pain, bloating and flatulence. It improves appetite, acts as tonic and expectorant (more suited to children). The benefits on intestinal spasm and flatulence have been proven by research. In Indian medicine, it has a reputation of increasing breast milk production. Caraway oil externally is used for scabies. Carveol showed antiasthmatic and antianaphylactic effects in guinea pigs.
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