Get help from best doctors, anonymously
Common Specialities
Common Issues
Common Treatments

Written and reviewed by
Dr. Nutri Kalp Clinic 91% (257 ratings)
Master Of Science ( Home Science) , B.Sc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, New Delhi  •  27 years experience
Health Benefits of Caraway Seeds (Shahjeera)
Caraway seeds also known as Shahjeera or Siya jeera is widely used for flavouring bread, biscuits, cakes and cheese. Other than a great spice, caraway seeds can do wonders to your health.

Here are a few health benefits of Shahjeera:

Caraway seeds are

# Diuretic.
# Expectorant.
# Used as remedies for bronchitis and cough.
# Soothe the digestive tract and relieve colic, cramps, bloating and flatulence.
# The powder of the seeds also helps heal bruises.
# Improves appetite and is helpful in treating earache.
# Counters heart irregularity caused by excess digestive gas.
# Eases menstrual cramps.
# Increases breast-milk production in nursing mothers.
# The diluted essential oil is a useful remedy for scabies.
# Its astringency helps in treating of diarrhea and is used as a gargle for laryngitis.
38 people found this helpful