Carrot Seed

Daucus carota

As the name implies, carrot seed essential oil is obtained by a process known as steam distillation. Dried out wild carrot seeds are steam distilled to obtain this oil. Alternatively, carrot seed oil can also be extracted from the dried out carrot plants. Wild carrot (scientific name Daucus Carota) is quite common in several regions of Europe. Often wild carrot is also referred to as "Queen Anne's Lace" in these European countries.

Carrot seed essential oil offers several health benefits and it is especially beneficial for your skin. Use of this oil may help in retaining one's youthful look and, at the same time, appear refreshingly young, while their friends begin to lose hair and become bald and wrinkles appear on their faces. In fact, this essential oil contains loads of antioxidants that not only help to repair plenty of damages caused to the tissues by oxidants such as free radicals, but also prevent the oxidants from causing further harm. The antioxidants present in carrot seed essential oil also protect the skin from developing wrinkles, the hair from greying, the joints from becoming stiff, debility of the muscles and declining eyesight. In addition to these, antioxidants can also perform several other wonders. They defend one from macular degeneration, poor digestion, age related problems, sexual weakness as well as from developing specific cancer forms.

Carrot seed essential oil is very potent and possesses the ability to heal infections, and also safeguard us from harmful consequences. The antiseptic properties of this oil can help to prevent tetanus. Topical application of carrot seed oil helps to treat skin infections as well as infections in open wounds. Taking this oil orally helps to treat infections in the mouth, throat, stomach, colon, intestines and the urinary system. Carrot seed essential oil is very useful for treating ulcers, sores, rashes, gangrene, carbuncles, psoriasis as well as other similar conditions. This essential oil is also effective in curing viral infections in the respiratory tract, thereby helping to treat conditions like bronchitis. It is also very useful in combating other infections caused by viruses, such as coughs, colds, flu, measles and mumps.

Use of carrot seed essential oil can also help to detoxify the blood, muscles, tissues as well as various internal organs, including the kidneys and liver. This oil possesses the aptitude to counteract excessive secretion of bile from the liver and also aid in curing liver infections, especially when one is suffering from jaundice. Carrot seed essential oil is also effective in getting rid of toxins like uric acid from the blood stream, muscles, tissues and joints. In this way, this oil helps to treat conditions like arthritis, rheumatism, gout and edema.

Findings of a number of studies undertaken to ascertain the health benefits of carrot seed essential oil have showed that this oil is useful for treating specific cancer forms too, particularly cancers of the mouth, throat, prostate, stomach and kidneys. To some extent, the antioxidant attributes of carrot essential oil are responsible for its anti-carcinogenic effects. However, a variety of other therapeutic properties of this oil's natural components are also responsible for this.

If you feel there is an accumulation of gas in your stomach and intestines and are feeling uneasy, you may try using carrot seed essential oil. Use of this oil in such conditions will not only expel all the gas formed in the intestines, but provide you instant relief.

Use of carrot seed essential oil can also help to cleanse all the internal organs of our body, especially the digestive and excretory system and the circulatory system. This oil helps to get rid of toxic substances like urea, uric acid, pesticides, insecticides and other chemicals that enter our system through ingested foods as well as water. At the same time, carrot seed essential oil aids in reinstating our health in general.

This oil possesses diuretic properties and, hence, it augments the frequency as well as amount of urination. Many people may consider this therapeutic property of carrot seed essential oil to be useless, but when they use the oil, they will be amazed to see how increased urination by itself is able to protect them from several ailments. Every time one urinates, he/ she gets rid of some excess water, salts, fats (which comprise about 4 percent of urine) and toxic substances like bile and uric acid along with infection causing microbes present in the urinary system from the body. In the absence of adequate urination, these substances would have accumulated inside the system, thereby causing various health problems. In addition, increased urination also brings down high blood pressure and cleanses the kidneys. At the same time, carrot seed essential oil is useful for cleansing renal calculi.

When we say that a substance possesses emenagogue properties, we mean that it helps to improve as well as regularize the menstruation. At the same time, it helps to make the menstrual periods less painful. This therapeutic property is especially helpful when an individual is enduring irregular or blocked menses.

Most of us are familiar with the term stimulant and what it implies. Carrot essential oil possesses this property and helps to stimulate the circulatory system and make the metabolic function more effective. At the same time, use of this oil also promotes the secretion of bile, enzymes, gastric juices, hormones and encourages the peristaltic motion of the intestines, thereby ensuring that all the organs of the body are active and function effectively. This oil also possess the ability to stimulate the functioning of the brain as well as the nerves, thereby helping one to remain more alert as well as active.

In effect, carrot seed essential oil has the ability get rid of worms inside the intestines. This oil is useful for children, who are generally prone to having intestinal worms. In fact, intestinal worms are a major annoying issue for many children as it not only makes them feel uneasy, but may also cause malnutrition, in addition to various other harmful health conditions.

Carrot seed essential oil is a substance that serves as a tonic for the body and helps to tone it up. Use of this essential oil not only tones up the tissues and the muscles, but also augments their efficiency. Precisely speaking, carrot essential oil helps to tone the stomach, liver, as well as the entire digestive system, by means of regulating the secretion of digestive juices and ensures that the digestive system functions normally. In addition, this oil tones up the skin and prevents the skin from becoming loose and sagging and/ or inhibiting the signs of aging.

Use of carrot essential oil also promotes new cell growth as well as the tissues.

Carrot seed essential oil possesses a gentle and calming earthy aroma and, hence, it is extensively employed in aromatherapy. This oil is effectual in alleviating anxiety and stress, thereby giving one a feeling of being refreshed. This essential oil is highly beneficial for the skin, as it protects the skin from wrinkles and other signs of aging. There are other uses of carrot essential oil too. It helps to alleviate muscle aches, treat anorexia, augments red blood cell (erythrocyte) production and enhances eyesight as well.

General properties

  • antiseptic
  • cytophylactic
  • disinfectant
  • detoxifying
  • antioxidant
  • anti-carcinogenic
  • carminative
  • depurative
  • diuretic
  • emenagogue
  • stimulant
  • tonic
  • vermifuge

Blends well with

General uses

  • anxiety
  • aging
  • anorexia
  • arthritis
  • bronchitis
  • carbuncles
  • cold
  • coughs
  • eye sight
  • edema
  • flu
  • gangrene
  • gases
  • gout
  • irregular or obstructed menses
  • joints
  • kidney cancer
  • macular degeneration
  • measles
  • mouth cancer
  • mumps
  • muscle aches
  • prostate cancer
  • psoriasis
  • rashes
  • rheumatism
  • sexual weakness
  • skin infections
  • sores
  • stomach cancer
  • stress
  • tetanus
  • throat cancer
  • ulcers
  • weak digestion
  • worms
  • wounds
  • wrinkles
  • viral infections


Carrot seed essential oil is considered to be safe for use, as there have been no adverse reports of using this oil. Nevertheless, women should keep away from this oil during pregnancy, as there have not be sufficient scientific studies to ascertain whether or not the stimulating property or any other attribute of carrot seed essential oil pass on to the fetus.


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