Caraway is one of the oldest cultivated spices in recorded history, commonly used in baked goods like rye bread and as a flavouring in liquors like Kümmel. While they are commonly and erroneously called “seeds”, caraway actually refers to the dried, crescent-shaped fruit of the 𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙪𝙢 𝙘𝙖𝙧𝙫𝙞 plant. This hardy biennial flowering herb belongs to the 𝘼𝙥𝙞𝙖𝙘𝙚𝙖𝙚 or carrot family, which includes such aromatic herbs as coriander, dill, fennel, and parsley.
ᴍᴀɢɪᴄᴀʟ ᴜꜱᴇꜱ ꜰᴏʀ ᴄᴀʀᴀᴡᴀʏ ꜱᴇᴇᴅꜱ
☞ Recollection: Caraway is said to strengthen memory, psychic alertness, and intuition. These astute qualities lend themselves successfully to any spiritual work revolving past life recall and any spellwork surrounding academic study. Caraway also makes an excellent addition in dream pillows to help you to remember your dreams.
☞ Love Spells: The Elizabethans viewed caraway as a symbol of faithfulness, making it a key ingredient in love potions to reign in a capricious lover and prevent their gaze from wandering.
☞ Retention: Caraway’s protective nature manifests in its preserving qualities, which prevent objects and people from straying too far away. Caraway also preserves things you already own by protecting them from harm, making it exceptionally useful in anti-theft spellwork.
✐ Hidden Natural Histories: Herbs by Kim Hurst
✐ The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Magical Plants by Susan Gregg
✐ The Modern Witchcraft Guide to Magical Herbs by Judy Ann Nock