Chewing on caraway seeds is a convenient way of beating an upset stomach or gassy intestinal system. Caraway seeds, most commonly known as a classic topper on rye bread, come off its plant, which is a member of the carrot family. The flavor and scent of caraway seeds are quite similar to anise. The seeds are used to help several conditions, but are particularly beneficial for digestive issues like heartburn, bloating, gas, loss of appetite, and intestinal spasms. They also contain a host of vitamins and minerals.