The health benefits of the carrot seed essential oil can be attributed to its properties as a vermifuge, tonic, cytophylactic, stimulant, emmenagogue, diuretic, depurative, carminative, anticarcinogenic, antioxidant, detoxifying, disinfectant and antiseptic substance. This essential oil is extracted by steam distillation, primarily from the dried seeds of wild carrot and also from the dried carrot. The scientific name of it is Daucus Carota. Wild carrots are common in Europe, but in this region are also found by another name – Queen Anne’s Lace. The main components of carrot seed essential oil are Geranyl Acetate, Carotol, Beta Bisabolene, Myrcene, Sabinene, Camphene, Limonene, Gamma Terpinene, Beta Pinene and Alpha Pinene. Also this essential oil is rich in Vitamin A and Carotene, both of which are antioxidants and are very beneficial for the vision health. There are not known risks from the usage of carrot seed essential oil but pregnant women should avoid using it because studies have not been conducted to tell which attributes and stimulating qualities are passed to the fetus. This essential oil blends well with Geranium, Cedar Wood, Avocado, Orange, Lime, Lemon, Lavender, Juniper and Bergamot oils.
Health benefits of carrot seed essential oil
Stimulates growth: This essential oil can stimulate the growth of new cells and tissues.
Acts as tonic: The carrot seed essential oil is tonic which means that it can tones up tissues and muscles and it can increase their efficiency. It tones the liver, stomach and the entire digestive system. It regulates the flow of digestive juices and it brings the digestive system to a normal order. Also it can tone your skin and it can prevent from hanging loose or showing signs of aging.
Detoxifies the body: It has the ability to detoxify the muscles, tissues, blood and internal organs like kidneys and liver. It can help to neutralize the excess bile which is secreted from the liver and it can help to cure infections of the liver in cases of jaundice.
Eliminates worms: This essential oil can eliminate worms in your intestines. Carrot seed essential oil can help children to rid of this annoying problem which is very uncomfortable and it can result in malnutrition and other harmful conditions.
Stimulant: Carrot seed essential oil can stimulate the circulation and metabolic function. Also it can stimulate the secretion of bile, enzymes, gastric juices and hormones and the peristaltic motion of the intestines and it can keep the organic systems active and efficient. Also it can stimulate nerves and brain functions, which will make you more active and alert.
Emmengogue: When some product is emmenagogue, then this means that menstruation is improved, which is making it more regular and less painful. This can help women who suffer from obstructed or irregular menses.
Diuretic properties: This essential oil is diuretic in nature which means that it can increase the urination. Each time you urinate, many microbes which can cause infections in your urinary system, toxic substances like uric acid and bile and some fat (almost 4% of the volume) are removed from your body with the urine. Also it can help to clean the kidneys and reduce blood pressure. Also this essential oil is very helpful in clearing out the renal calculi.
Restores overall health: This essential oil can purify all the organ systems of your body, particularly the excretory, digestive and circulatory systems. Also it can remove toxins like pesticides, insecticides, urea, uric acid and other chemicals which enter your body through the food and water and they can help to restore the overall health.
Expels gases: Many people think that they are ballooning up from all of the gas that they have accumulated in their systems. Also when they think of it, they think gas can lift them up and make them float away at any moment. If you have ever felt this way, then you can use carrot seed essential oil because it can keep your feet firmly on the ground. Also it can help you to expel the gases from the intestines. You will feel more relaxed and light.