Some people take caraway by mouth for digestive problems including heartburn, bloating, gas, loss of appetite, and mild spasms of the stomach and intestines. Caraway oil is also taken by mouth to help people cough up phlegm, improve control of urination, kill bacteria in the body, and relieve constipation.
How does it work?
Caraway oil might improve digestion and relieve spasms in the stomach and intestines. It may also cause weight loss.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS): Early research shows that applying caraway oil to the abdomen, covering it with a moist towel and dry towel, and then placing a heating pad on top improves symptoms of IBS more so than just applying olive oil with no heat. But it doesn’ t seem to work better than applying olive oil along with heat.
Obesity: Early research in overweight and obese females shows that taking caraway seed extract for 3 months may slightly decrease body weight, body mass index, percent body fat, and waist circumference. But these improvements might not be very meaningful. Caraway seed extract doesn’ t seem to improve blood pressure or cholesterol levels.