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Carvone Allergy

Carvone is naturally in a number of essential oils, but is most abundant in the oils from seeds of caraway (Carum carvi), spearmint (Mentha spicata), and dill.


Carvone is in caraway, dill and spearmint. Most people who are allergic to it won’t have a problem when eating these foods, but might have a problem if handling them while cooking.

How to avoid it:

Avoid handling the foods listed above.

Avoid any creams, lip balms, or other products that have any type of minty smell.

Consider avoiding mint flavored candy, gum, toothpaste, etc if you have problems on your lips or in your mouth.