13 Benefits of Carrot Seed Essential Oil

The health benefits of carrot seed essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an antiseptic, disinfectant, detoxifier, antioxidant, and an anticarcinogenic. Moreover, it is a carminative, depurative, diuretic, emmenagogue, stimulant, cytophylactic, tonic, and a vermifuge substance.

Carrot Seed Essential oil

Carrot seed essential oil is extracted by steam distillation, primarily from the dried seeds of wild carrot and also from the dried plant itself. Its scientific name is Daucus carota, and the wild carrot is common in Europe, though it is often known by another name in that region, which is “Queen Anne’s Lace”.

Apart from its components like alpha pinene, beta pinene, gamma-terpinene, limonene, camphene, sabinene, myrcene, beta bisabolene, carotol, and geranyl acetate, carrot seed oil is also rich in carotene and vitamin A, both of which are very beneficial for the eyes and are effective antioxidants.

Health Benefits of Carrot Seed Essential Oil

Let’s explore more of the impressive health benefits of this essential oil below.

Antioxidant Properties

Carrot seed essential oil can help you retain your youth even as your friends start balding and showing wrinkles on their faces. Antioxidants in this essential oil repair the damages done to your tissues by oxidants (free radicals) and stop them from doing further harm. These antioxidants protect your skin from wrinkles, keep your hair from turning white, your joints from stiffening, your muscles from weakening and your eyesight from declining. They can protect you from macular degeneration, sexual weakness, weak digestion, some forms of cancer, and other problems related to aging.

Cures Infections

This powerful essential oil can cure infections and protect against their effects. It has antiseptic properties, including its ability to prevent tetanus. When externally applied, carrot seed oil can cure infections on the skin and in open wounds. When ingested, it effectively helps to cure infections of the throat, mouth, colon, stomach, intestines and urinary system. It is extremely effective in curing sores, gangrene, psoriasis, ulcers, rashes, carbuncles, and other such problems. It can even cure viral infections of the respiratory system, thus benefiting in the treatment of bronchitis. It is effective in fighting other viral infections as well, including the flu, mumps, coughs, colds, and measles.

Detoxifies the Body

Carrot seed oil has the ability to detoxify the blood, tissues, muscles, and internal organs like the liver and kidneys. It can neutralize excess bile secreted by the liver and cure infections in cases of jaundice. It eliminates toxins like uric acid from the blood, tissues, muscles, and joints, thereby helping to cure edema, arthritis, gout, and rheumatism.

Anti-carcinogenic Properties

Recent studies have shown carrot seed oil to be beneficial in curing some forms of cancer as well, especially those of the mouth, throat, stomach, prostate, and kidneys. These anti-carcinogenic properties can be attributed partly to its antioxidant properties, but also to various other medicinal properties of its natural components.

Expels Gases

Do you feel like you’re ballooning up from all of the gas that you’ve accumulated in your system? If you’ve ever felt this way, then carrot seed oil can keep your feet firmly on the ground. It will help to expel gases from the intestines. You will probably feel so relaxed and light that you will think you can really fly!

Restores Overall Health

Carrot seed oil can purify all the organ systems of our body, particularly the circulatory, digestive, and the excretory systems. It removes toxins like uric acid, urea, insecticides, pesticides, and other chemicals which enter the body through our food and water and help restore overall health.

Diuretic Properties

Carrot seed oil is diuretic in nature, meaning that it increases urination. It may seem that there is no apparent benefit of this property, but you will be surprised to see that urination alone can keep you safe from many ailments. Each time you urinate, fat (almost 4% of the volume), toxic substances like uric acid and bile, and microbes that cause infections in the urinary system and otherwise, are removed from the body with urine. Furthermore, it reduces blood pressure and cleans the kidneys. It is also helpful in clearing out the renal calculi.


When something is an emmenagogue, it means it eases the process of menstruation, making it less painful and more regular. This particularly helps when someone is suffering from irregular or obstructed menses.


We all know the meaning of a stimulant, and carrot seed oil delivers in this way as well. It stimulates both circulation and metabolic function. It also stimulates the secretion of hormones, enzymes, gastric juices, bile, and the peristaltic motion of the intestines, thus keeping all the organic systems active and efficient. It also stimulates brain functions and nerves, thus making you more alert and active.

Eliminates Worms

Carrot seed oil can kill, but not you, don’t worry. More specifically, it can eliminate the worms in your intestines. It can help children get rid of this annoying problem, which can result in malnutrition and other harmful conditions.

Acts as Tonic

Something that tones the body is a tonic and carrot seed oil definitely falls into this category. It tones up tissues and muscles and increases their efficiency; it tones the liver, stomach, and the flow of digestive juices, thus bringing the entire digestive system to a normal order. It also tones the skin and prevents it from hanging loose or showing signs of aging.

Stimulates Growth

Carrot seed essential oil stimulates the growth of new cells and tissues.

Other Benefits

It is widely used in aromatherapy due to its mild and soothing earthy aroma which is very effective in relieving stress and anxiety and giving a refreshing feeling. It is good for the skin and protects it from developing wrinkles. Carrot seed oil also relieves muscle aches, cures anorexia, enhances the production of erythrocytes, and improves your eyesight.

Word of Caution: There are no known risks of the essential oil, but pregnant women should avoid it since research has not been conducted to tell which attributes and stimulating qualities are passed to the fetus.

Blending: Although there are different blends for different purposes, carrot seed oil mixes well with Bergamot, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Avocado, Cedar Wood and Geranium oil.

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Can u take it orally

This site never gives instructions on how to use the oil for each benefit. Do you ingest it or apply on the skin? This would be pretty helpful information.

1 to 2 drops in water wouldn't hurt. no more than that and not given to small children. some say no, but it comes from carrots lol. can be used in an oil mix with a carrier oil.

They never mention what category it's in or what note it is either.

Hello Tricia you can apply the oil on skin and use it in aromatherapy as well

Pls advise how to use the carrot seed essential oil. Externally message or taken orally.



The so called"aroma" is unbearable to me.One drop can spoil a barrel of honey. My holistic doctor tested and it is good for me,but the smell..

I particularly want to know its use in case of Emenagogue. How should I use carrot seed essential oil, as in should it be consumed directly, or be used an an ingredient in food.

Can someone please help me with this?????


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Grinding Carrot seeds to use in my Anti Aging formulations.

so informative! thanx for sharing this carrot wisdom! I have been using carrot seed oil in various blends externally and have found it very loving and soothing. Its nice to read the internal benefits... thankyou Aparup, love and light!

Wendy Zynda-Pimentel

looking into carrot seed oil to help my mother who has been suffering a seemingly nervous system illness this past year and a half. She cannot speak clearly, walk well and hurts all over. Been tested for everything imaginable and only discovered arthritis in her spine and knees. She continues to get weaker and weaker. So sad. Maybe this could help her.

This sounds like Lyme Disease and it's hard to find because it binds into the muscles. You may want to look into this further. There is no way to say what it is exactly based on a paragraph of symptoms, but there is a possibility she could have this disease. If you find that it is, look into the combination therapy of using herbs like Teasel to draw it out along with the antibiotics to kill the disease. Again, this is a stab in the dark, but it is a real possibility because it often does resemble arthritis but also effects the nerves with lots of pain, especially when herxing

Christine Matthews

Lyme disease is very easy to detect with current day diagnostic tools.

It took me 5 yrs to be dx'd and NO, it wasn't by no means easy. :/
I went to 4 different Neurologist and all 4 tests showed negative for Lyme. I finally found a LLMD(Lyme literate doc) and he sent my blood-work to Igenex. I finally was dx'd with chronic Lyme disease. They even called me to tell me that the results were positive. 😮

I wouldn't say that someone possibly has Lyme disease by just a few symptoms because the list of symptoms are endless. IT can mimic ANY disease!!! A person, if they feel they could possibly have Lyme, needs to have their blood-work sent off. One important question comes to mind..Have they ever pulled a tick off them? It does matter.

IF these symptoms you are experiencing are flu-like and have lasted a long time. And...IF you feel that you've been run over by a truck, then it would not hurt to get tested.. It could possibly be Lyme. I must say that it doesn't hurt to get it checked...to rule it out.
Best wishes!! I pray that you don't have Lyme. 🙂

Get her to eliminate grains from her diet. I did and arthritis inflammation is gone!