Carrot Seed (Wild Carrot), Organic
Pure, Therapeutic Carrot Seed essential oil (Wild Carrot), Organically Grown
Daucus carota L. carota
Extraction method / Source
Steam distillation / Dried seeds
Dry, sweet, fruity, warm, earthy
Carotol, beta-pinene, alpha-pinene, geranyl acetate, trans-beta caryophyllene, caryophyllene oxide and many trace constituents
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
Organically grown. Plants are tested after harvest for purity.
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 Fool's Parsley.
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, diffuse
Blends well with
Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, all citrus and spices
Nontoxic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing. Use with caution if you have low blood pressure.
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