Latin name: Carum carvi (Linn.) (Apiaceae/Umbelliferae)
Sanskrit/Indian name: Krishna jeeraka, Krishnajiraka, Kala Jira, Shiajira, Jira
Caraway fruit oil is also used as a fragrance component in soaps, lotions, and perfumes. Caraway is also used as a breath freshener, and it has a long tradition of use in folk medicine.
It is typically made and served in the Levant area in winter and on the occasion of having a new baby, In Aleppian, Syrian cuisine it is used to make the sweet scones named Keleacha.
In Serbia, caraway is commonly sprinkled over home-made salty scones (pogacice s kimom). It is also used to add flavor to cheeses such as bondost, pultost and havarti. Akvavit and several liqueurs are made with caraway.