By means of perfusion manometry it could be shown that a fixed combination of 90 mg peppermint oil (WS(r) 1340) and 50 mg caraway oil (WS(r) 1520) (FPCO; Enteroplant[R]) acts locally to cause smooth muscle relaxation (Micklefield et al.
Goerg KJ, Spilker T (2003) Effect of peppermint oil and caraway oil on gastrointestinal motility in healthy volunteers: a pharmacodynamic study using simultaneous determination of gastric and gall-bladder emptying and orocaecal transit time.
Madisch A, Heydenreich CJ, Wieland V, Hufnagel R, Hotz J (1999) Treatment of functional dyspepsia with a fixed peppermint oil and caraway oil combination preparation as compared to cisapride.
Antibacterial activity of caraway oil was analyzed by standard dilution in liquid media according to Cavanagh (1963).
The microbiological activity of caraway oil of the tested objects was significantly different.
Caraway oil represents lower microbiological activity, which was confirmed by Toxopeus and Bouwmeester (1992) and Sadowska and Obidoska (1998), Dachler (1998).