All essential oils are made up of natural ingredients and products. Because of their innumerable health benefits, these essential oils are widely used all over the world in various alternative medical systems. Essential oils play an important role in aroma therapy, which essentially uses aroma and natural oils to cure ailments and disorders in the body.
Carrot seed oil is one of the widely used essential oils. It is extracted from the dried seeds of wild carrot known as Daucus Carota botanically through the process of steam distillation. The tree grows to two feet in height. The leaves of the plant are oblong shaped and it is an annual plant.
The name carrot is derived from Greek. It has its origins in France, England Europe. This oil is pale orange to brown in colour and has a sweet earthly, woody smell. This oil blends well with other essential oils like Juniper oil, Geranium and other citrus oils. Chemical components like camphene, a-pinene, b-pinene, b-bisabolene, sabinene, myrcene, carotol , geranyl acetate and limonene. It leaves honeyed and woody aroma and is widely used for various purposes.
Its therapeutic properties make it a perfect cytophylatic, antiseptic, diuretic, carminative, stimulant, tonic, hepatic and vermifuge.
Carrot seed oil has cleaning properties which can be used to detoxify the digestive system. It helps to reduce the accumulation of toxins in muscles and joints. It is beneficial for mucus membranes in nose, throat and lungs. It helps the skin in the treatment of conditions like rashes, eczema and dermatitis.
This essential oil has antioxidant properties and can be used to retain youthfulness and eliminate signs of wrinkles and aging. The carotol in the oil has skin rejuvenating properties. It can be used on all types of skin.
This oil helps to retain the colour of the hair and because of vitamin A, improves eye sight. As it has antiseptic and antiviral properties, it is effectively used in the treatment of burns and minor wounds. Its antibacterial property helps to treat sores, ulcers, rashes, gangrene and carbuncles.
It has been used as a detoxifier and is used to detoxify blood, internal organs and tissues. Research is still going on to ascertain the benefits of Carrot seed oil in the treatment of cancer.
Women during their pregnancy should avoid the usage of this oil. It is better to consult a qualified practitioner and get advice on the usage of this oil.