Carrot Seed (Daucus carota)
Description: GRAS- Carrot is an annual or biennial plant with hairy leaves and umbels of white lacy flowers with purple centers. A highly nutritious plant containing substantial amounts of Vitamins A, C, B1, and B2.
Blends well with: Wood (e.g. Cedarwood, Sandalwood), Citrus oils, and Spice oils. Also, Frankincense, Lavender, Rosewood, Blue Cypress, Geranium
Aromatic Scent: This oil has a woody-earthy, slightly spicy, strong herbaceous musky scent.
Cautions: Non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. Avoid use during pregnancy.
The Carrot name is derived from the Greek ‘Carotos’ and had great medicinal value in ancient times, especially for its carminative properties. Carrots are thought to have originated in Afghanistan and western Asia. The use of carrots as a medicinal herb dates back as far as 702 B.C. The earliest recorded use of the carrot seed for medicinal purposes was written between c. 25 B.C. and c. 50 A.D. in the “De Medicina” by the Roman encyclopedist, Aulus Cornelius Celsus. The Romans used Carrot seed oil in creams to help with conditions of dry and mature skin, jaundice, hepatitis and other symptoms of a toxic liver, including the removal of toxins and water build up in the skin giving it a fresher more firm appearance. Europeans were known to use Carrot Seed Oil to clean the digestive system and the body as a whole, including arthritis, gout, edema, rheumatism and the accumulation of toxins in muscles and joints. The Romans believed Carrot seed would strengthen the mucus membranes in the nose, throat and lungs, thus has a beneficial effect on problems such as bronchitis and influenza. Carrot seed was also used as a rinse to bring out the red highlights with in hair.