Carrot seed oil is an essential oil extracted from the carrot plant Daucus carota of the Apiaceae family. The oil is known for its woody, earthy, sweet smell and is yellow or amber-coloured to pale orange-brown in appearance and is extracted by steam distillation from the dried seeds.
Carrot seed oil is produced from wild carrots which are usually found in Europe. It is an annual herb with hairy leaves and umbels of white lacy flowers with purple centres. The name Carrot seed was derived from the Greek ‘Caroton’ with great medicinal uses thousands of years ago especially for its carminative properties. In recent times it has been used on cancer patients, especially those with stomach and throat problems.
Carrot Seed oil acts as an antiseptic and a carminative. It is also a depurative, diuretic, stimulant, tonic, carrot seed oil is rich in Carotene and Vitamin-A, both of which are very beneficial for the eyes and are effective antioxidants, it also contains vermifuge properties an oil which is beneficial for all ailments.
Carrot seed oil as detoxifier has an effect on the liver and thus helps to fight jaundice, while at the same time cleaning the digestive system and the body.
It also aids in the treatment of muscular aches and pains, skin problems and respiratory ailments, like acne, psoriasis, dermatitis, influenza, asthma and bronchitis.
Studies have proven that carrot seed oil is beneficial in curing a variety of cancers, especially those of the mouth, throat, stomach, prostate, and kidneys.
Carrot seed oil is also known to increase urination because of its diuretic properties, frequent urination decreases the risk of infections. It regulates blood pressure levels and menstruation in women. The wonderful carrot seed oil removes toxins from the body that enters our bodies through the food and water consumed; it alleviates gas, it is used in vapour therapy to relieve stress.
Carrot seed oil must not be used by pregnant women or nursing mothers before consulting a doctor first, but nevertheless the carrot seed has many health benefits for the body, skin and hair.