Carrot Seed Essential Oil

Daucus carota

(Carrot Seed Essential Oil should not be mistaken for the cheaper macerated carrot oil.)

Also known as “Wild Carrot” or “Queen Anne’s Lace”

Carrot Seed Oil blends well with Bergamot, Juniper Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Avocado, Cedarwood, and Geranium essential oils.

People with a history of epilepsy should not use essential oils in general (especially in aromatherapy), as they can trigger overstimulation, which may lead to serious adverse reactions. Always consult with a health care professional before using.

Known Uses

Carrot Seed Essential Oil is widely used in aromatherapy due to its effectiveness in relieving stress and anxiety. It also acts as a stimulant to keep the mind active and alert. Researchers have shown that it is beneficial in the treatment of some forms of cancer such as those of the mouth, throat, stomach, prostrate, and kidneys. Continuing research and testing of this oil in cancer treatment shows promise.

Carrot Seed Essential Oil is known to alleviate the pain associated with menstruation, helps stimulate the appetite, treats ulcers, improves liver and gall bladder disorders, particularly hepatitis, jaundice, colitis, and enteritis. It stimulates the lymph system, helps women in breast milk production after childbirth, eases hiccups, colic, flatulence, and is helpful in the treatment of kidney stones. It can also eliminate worms in the intestines.

Carrot Seed Oil will nourish, tighten, and rejuvenate the skin, heal abscesses, boils, and other skin disorders. It contains antioxidants that protect your skin from wrinkles, keeps your hair from turning white, your joints from stiffening, your muscles from weakening and your eyesight from declining. It can also protect you from other age-related problems.

This essential oil can cure bacterial infections and prevent tetanus. When topically applied, it can cure infections on the skin and in open wounds. When ingested, it helps to cure infections of the throat, mouth, colon, stomach, liver, intestines and urinary tract. Carrot Seed Oil is extremely effective in curing gangrenous sores, psoriasis, ulcers, rashes, and even carbuncles. It can heal respiratory infections such as the flu, coughs, and colds, and other viral infections such as measles and mumps.

It removes toxins like uric acid, insecticides, pesticides and other dangerous chemicals from the circulatory, digestive and excretory systems. It increases urination, thereby eliminating toxic substances from the body, reducing blood pressure and cleansing the kidneys. It can regulate menstruation and promote the secretion of hormones, enzymes, gastric juices, and bile.

History

Carrot Seed Essential Oil is mainly obtained from wild carrots, which are usually found in Europe. The name Carrot Seed is derived from the Greek 'Caroton' and it had great medicinal value in ancient times, especially for its ability to relieve flatulence.

Warning

Although Carrot Seed Oil is non-toxic, never ingest it during pregnancy. Carrot seed oil can cause bleeding when taken by pregnant women. Carrot seed oil overdose may cause vomiting and convulsions. Consult with a holistic health care provider before using.

While Carrot Seed Essential Oil itself has few side effects when used properly, its parent plant, the wild carrot, has been found to increase the risks of sun sensitivity. Do not go into direct sunlight or until it has thoroughly dried on the skin. It has also been reported to cause hypersensitivity reactions and occupational dermatitis. Perform a patch test on the skin by diluting the Carrot Seed Oil with a carrier oil before topically applying it to test for allergic reaction or skin sensitivity.

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