"In terms of traditional symbolism, caraway was considered a Herb of Consecration. This means that it was thought to possess the power to confer sanctity — when directed by intention and intuitive thought. By declaring something sacred, we transform our perception of it as something ephemeral into something eternal.

"Caraway seeds were therefore added to wedding cakes to bless the union, and were distilled to provide an ingredient of medieval love potions, to encourage constancy and help ensure fidelity. In a similar way, it was thought that the seeds afforded the gift of retention, preventing the theft of any objects that contained them."

To Practice: Create a ritual using caraway to reaffirm your intention to be constant and faithful in your love relationship. Talk together about how intention affects your daily life together.

Gabriel Mojay in Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit: Restoring Emotional and Mental Balance with Essential Oils