Carrot Essential Oil
Latin Name: Daucus carota L.
Part of plant: Seed
Grade: Pure & Natural
Aroma Character: Fatty, Earthy, Root-like
Blends Well with: Cypress, Lavender, Rose Otto
Carrot Indications: Liver-gallbladder complaints, high cholesterol, constipation, diarrhea; breathing complaints; asthenia, kidney inflammation; skin diseases, little broken veins, eczema, pus-infected fingers.
Carrot Main Components: Carotol, daucol, bisbolene, 1-carotine.
Carrot Contraindications, side effects: None known for normal dosage.
The humble carrot has been known as a medicinal plant as well as a culinary one, at least since the time of Dioscorides (1st Century AD).
The essential oil which is distilled from the seeds is pale yellow in
colour, with the characteristic smell initially sweet and fresh but a
tenacious earthy undertone a number of oriental perfumes contain carrot
seed oil.. The true distillation is from the wild carrot sometimes
called Queen Annes Lace.
Carrot has a powerful tonic action on the liver and gall-bladder, and is used in cases of jaundice and other liver disorders. Carrot oil has antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties that may improve skin health and appearance.