Twelve images of Caraway, Carum carvi a member of the Apiaceae or Umbeliferae, a biennial, or perennial in tropics, native to Europe and western Asia, widely naturalized in North America. The roots, leaves, and seeds are all useful. The seeds, of course, are the familiar little flavor morsels scattered through a loaf of ryebread. Above all, caraway seeds are best known medicinally for a carminative effect. Phytotherapists in Europe consider the seeds to be one of the most reliable and efficacious carminatives.