The roots may be boiled and treated like cooked parsnips or carrots. The young leaves can be used in salads or for seasoning soups and stews. The licorice flavored seeds give rye bread its characteristic taste. They are also good in potato soup, cheese spreads, sauerkraut and salad dressings.
Biennal, with carrot-like foliage and ﬂawer-heads on
3-foot stems. The seed is invaluable for ﬂavourlng cakes, &c.
To secure seed the following season saw in September in drills half an inch deep. Plant out a foot apart in spring. Seed is usually ripe iii-July-August.
If sown in spring, plants do not ﬂower till the following year.
More known as cumin, the Caraway is a vivacious plant that sheds a strong aromatic fragrance. It is found in all Europe, in Persia, in China, and in Africa... The essence of Caraway is especially located in the seeds. Known since the antiquity, it is used in food, in medicine, in perfumery and in hygiene (soaps, toothpastes).
Caraway is best known as the crunchy seeds atop dark rye bread but this familar kitchen spice is also one of the best herbs to prevent gas and bloating. Caraway is also a good remedy for colds and congestion, it contains mild antihistamines, antimicrobial compounds that help to relax the muscles that cause coughing spasms. Caraway seeds are also used in a number of medicinal preparations for treating disorders such as rheumatism, eye infections and toothaches.