13 Benefits of Carrot Seed Essential Oil

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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.

Emmenagogue

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.

Stimulant

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.

About the Author

Kiran Patil is the founder of Organic Facts. He has a keen interest in health, nutrition, and organic living. He completed his B.Tech and M. Tech (Chemical Engineering) from IIT Bombay and has been actively writing about health and nutrition since over past 12 years. When not working he likes to trek and do gardening.

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