Caraway (karawya) health benefits


Caraway (also known as meridian fennel or Persian cumin) is so beneficial to your stomach. It is a plant rich in dietary fiber that stimulates the digestion process and expels the intestinal toxins, according to the German health and beauty magazine “Eli”.

Caraway (spelled karawya in Arabic) also has antioxidants such as flavonoids and volatile oils, and thus protects against inflammation in the body, as well as free radicals that attack cells, the magazine said on its Web site.

In addition, it helps eliminate the feeling of fullness and bloating. The effect of caraway increases with when it’s combined with anise and fennel, where this combination of herbs calms the stomach and intestines.

On the other hand, caraway is a source of beneficial fatty acids; a teaspoon of caraway contains 9.8 milligrams of omega-3.


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