Caraway seeds sharpen the vision, promote the secretion of milk, and are good against hysterical affections. They are also useful in cases of colic. When used to flavour cakes the seeds should be pounded in a mortar, especially if children are to partake thereof.
When used medicinally 20 grains of the powdered seeds may be taken in a wineglassful of hot water. But for children half an ounce of the bruised seeds are to be infused in cold water for six hours, and from 1 to 3 teaspoonfuls of this water given.
A poultice of crushed caraway seeds moistened with hot water is good for sprains.
Caraway seeds are narcotic, and should therefore be used with caution.
Source: Food Remedies: Facts About Foods And Their Medicinal Uses, Florence DanielFiled under Ingredient | Tags: cake, caraway, caraway seed, colic, eyes, hysteria, milk, poultice, sprain, sprains, vision | Comment (0)