Common Caraway. Nat. Ord. Umbel-liferAe. Linn. Syst. Pentandria Digynia. Hab. S. Europe, cultivated in England.

Med. Prop. and Action. Caraway seeds are stomachic and carminative. The volatile oil which they contain (Ol. Carui) is the best form for internal use.

* Lond. Med. Journal, June 23, 1848.

Medical Trans. of College of Physicians, vol. i. p. 442.

They are chiefly used as an adjunct to other remedies. Aqua Carui is an ordinary vehicle for saline purgatives.

Offic. Prep. 1. Aqua Carui (Caraway bruised oz. xx.; Water Cij.; distil Cj.). Dose, fl. oz. j. - fl. oz. iij.

2. Oleum Carui

Oil of Caraway (obtained from Caraway by distillation). Dose, eij. - evj.

Dose of Caraway, gr. x. - gr. lx.

748. Therapeutic Uses

In Flatulence, Flatulent Colic, Atonic Dyspepsia, and Spasmodic Affections of the Bowels, 01. Carui, in doses of gutt. ij.- - vj. on sugar, is often productive of benefit. Aq. Carui is often given as a carminative in the flatulent colic of children.