Carrot Seed (Wild Carrot)
Pure, Therapeutic Carrot Seed essential oil (Wild Carrot)
Botanical name : Daucus carota L. carota
Extraction method / Source : Steam distillation / Dried seeds
Aroma : Dry, sweet, fruity, warm, earthy
Note : Middle Odor Intensity : 2
Key constituents : Carotol, beta-pinene, alpha-pinene, geranyl acetate, trans-beta caryophyllene, caryophyllene oxide and many trace constituents (Current Certificate of Analysis available upon request)
Plant description : Botanical family : Umbelliferae or Apiaceae Wild carrot is an annual herb with multi-branched green stems reaching up to 4 feet in height, and produces feathery green leaves and umbrella shaped arrays of flowers which develop into seeds. As the umbel (seedhead) matures, it curls inward, forming a cup. Unlike the edible carrot, it has a tough, white, inedible root. Wild carrot is native to North America, Europe and Asia.
Regions of Production : France
Growing Practices : Cultivated without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
Therapeutic Properties : Antiparasitic, antiseptic, carminative, cytophylactic, depurative, diuretic, emmenogogue, hepatic, cellular regenerator, vasodilatory (Battaglia, 2003)
Uses / Benefits : Skin conditions (eczema, psoriasis, oily skin, wrinkles), detoxification, water retention, liver problems. A natural vasodilator, it tends to lower blood pressure. Carrot Seed essential oil promotes regeneration of damaged liver cells and skin cells. Also used in making natural perfumes.
Modes of Administration : Topical : bath, compress, massage, skin care. Inhalation : Direct inhalation, diffuser
Fragrant influences: Aphrodisiac
Safety : . Nontoxic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing (Battaglia, 2003). Use with caution if you have low blood pressure.
Blends well with : Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, all citrus and spices
History / Fun Facts : Wild carrot is known by many other names, including Queen Anne's Lace, Bird Nest Weed, Bees Nest, Devil's Plague and Fools's Parsley.
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