Carrot seed oil

Dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, revitalizing and toning, mature complections, wrinkles, accumulation of toxins, arthritis, gout, oedema, rheumatism, anemia, anorexia, colic, imdigestion, liver congestion & PMT

Origin of carrot seed oil

Carrot seed oil is mainly obtained from wild carrots, usually found in Europe. It is an annual or biennial herb with hairy leaves and umbels of white lacy flowers with purple centers.

The name is derived from the Greek ‘Carotos’ and it had great medicinal value in ancient times, especially for its carminative properties. In modern application, it is used for cancer patients, especially those with stomach and throat problems.

Since carrot seed oil contains carotene and vitamin A, it is also very good for healthy skin, hair, gums and teeth and is also associated with good eyesight.

Extraction 

The oil is extracted by steam distillation from the dried seeds, but the whole of the plant can yield an essential oil.

Chemical composition

The main chemical constituents of carrot seed oil include a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, y-terpinene, limonene, b-bisabolene, geranyl acetate and carotol.

Precautions

Although it is regarded to be a safe oil, it is best avoided during pregnancy.

Therapeutic properties

The therapeutic properties of carrot seed oil are antiseptic, carminative, cytophylactic, depurative, diuretic, emmenagogue, hepatic, stimulant, tonic and vermifuge

Uses 

Carrot seed oil has a detoxifying effect on the liver and helps to fight jaundice, while at the same time cleaning the digestive system and the body as a whole.

It is helpful for arthritis, gout, edema, rheumatism and the accumulation of toxins in muscles and joints and also strengthens the mucus membranes in the nose, throat and lungs, thus having a beneficial effect on problems such as bronchitis and influenza.

It relieves fluid retention and can be beneficial in cases of anorexia, while it revitalizes and tones the skin, helping in cases of dermatitis, eczema and rashes.

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