Caraway is a plant that is closely related to carrots, parsley, celery,coriander and cumin.
Caraway seeds are considered a nutrient dense food. This means they are low in calories but pack a good amount of fiber and antioxidants into each serving. They also contain several important micronutrients, including iron, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc.
In addition to being high in disease-fighting antioxidants, emerging evidence also shows that caraway seeds may promote healthy digestion, increase weight loss and help keep blood sugar levels stable. They are also a great source of several important vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, making them an excellent addition to a well-balanced, healing diet.
Caraway seeds have long been used as a natural remedy for digestive issues, such as gas, bloating and constipation. As a further aid to the digestive system, Caraway expels flatulence and eases the "griping" (pain and grumbling) in the bowels and intestines that frequently accompanies gas.
Herbalists consider caraway seeds as one of the most important herbs for strengthening the intestines.