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Caraway Plant


Carum carvi

  • A pretty herb with feathery green leaves and umbrella clusters of pink or white flowers.
  • Produces seed in its second year.
  • Used in cheeses, rye bread, and cabbage dishes.
  • Used to treat flatulence and indigestion.

Supplied as a pot grown plant grown in a 7cm pot.

Available from APPROXIMATELY mid August

1 or more £2.95GBP each. Group & quantity discounts

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Also known as Persian Cumin, the use of Caraway as a flavouring is said to have originated with the ancient Arabs. Although Caraway seeds look like Cumin seeds, their flavour is very different, and more similar to Anise.

Caraway is a biennial, and thus flowers in its second year. The seeds ripen a month after flowering, just before the plant dies (but it will readily self seed). Not only can the seed be eaten, but both the leaves and roots also.

The herbalist John Parkinson noted that Caraway seeds were, "much used to be put among baked fruit, or into bread, cakes, etc., to give them a rellish. It is also made into comfites and taken for cold or wind in the body, which also are served to the table with fruit". In Shakespeare'sHenry IV, Squire Shallow invites Falstaff to 'a pippin and a dish of Caraways'.

Culinary Uses

Medicinal Uses

As with all alternative medicines and plants with purported medicinal benefits it is important to inform your health care providers that you are using them; this helps to ensure safe and coordinated care. We can accept no liability for any side effect or contingency from any allergy or any other cause or harm that may arise. If in doubt please do consult a medical practitioner before using.


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How To...

How To Sow & Grow Herbs
Detailed advice on sowing and growing herbs outside and under protection. Includes information on watering and pest control.

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