Carum Carvi- An Updated Review

Munish Goyal, Vivek Kumar Gupta, Navjeet Singh, Mrinal .


Carum carvi (Caraway) is a biennial plant (Family Apiaceae), native to western Asia, Europe and North Africa. It is reputed and extensively ayurvedic plant used for various therapeutic purposes. It contained a wide range of chemical constituents like essential oils, volatile oils, flavonoids, proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and trace elements. The previous studies showed that its chemical constituents exerted anti-diabetic, antioxidant, hepatoprotective, antiulcerogenic, antimicrobial, Insecticidal, diuretic, analgesic, renoprotective, molluscicidal, endocrine, anti-cholinesterases, Immunomodulatory properties. This review is a step to open insight for therapeutic efficacy of Carum carvi.


Carumcarvi, Essential oil, Hepatoprotective, Carvone, Marketed Preparations.

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