Caraway, Carum carvi, is a very attractive and useful plant. The seed is used as a spice to flavour meats, breads etc. Young leaves are used in salads and the tap root cooked as a vegetable. In Europe, a tea made from the seed has been used as a traditional remedy for bad breath, indigestion, intestinal gas and poor appetite. It is also said to support the immune system. Caraway is native to Europe and Asia, being adaptable to most garden soil in a protected, sunny position. Drought and frost tender. Biennial or perennial, depending on climate. Grows to 0.6m x 0.5m.