Carrot Seed (Daucus carota)
Carrot Seed (Daucus carota)
Carrot Seed (Daucus carota) is in the Umbelliferae family. The dried fruit (seeds) from wild carrot are steam distilled and create a yellow or amber colored essential oil. Its light earthy smell creates a warming sensation when inhaled. This essential oil mainly produced in France.
Wild carrot, also known as Queen Anne’s lace, is a biennial herb with dense umbels. It is a white flowering plant with solid stems producing tripinnate leaves and fine hairs covering the green stems and leaves. Its majestic umbel-shaped flower occasionally will create a single dark red flower in the center of the umbel and, as the plant ages, it turns dark purple. Its white root is small, tough, smells of carrots when crushed and considered inedible.
It is my go-to oil when working with dry aging skin, hoof issues and needing an overall tonic to the body’s system. It is noted to be anthelmintic, antiseptic, carminative, depurative, diuretic, emmenagogue, hepatic, stimulant, tonic, vasodilatory, smooth muscle relaxant
I find this essential oil has a cleansing effect on the mind helping to relieve feelings of stress and exhaustion. Its depurative and hepatic properties make it an excellent blood purifier, due to its toning and detoxifying effect on the liver. It has been noted to help with arthritis, gout, edema, rheumatism, colic, indigestion and liver congestion. Carrot seed relieves skin problems such as dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, and rashes. Its stimulating effect on red blood cells improves the complexion and brings tone and elasticity to the skin. I find it to be an overall tonic to the body’s system. Dogs and horses often choose this oil when they are feeling lethargic or when their immune system is sluggish.
I have experienced amazing results using carrot seed essential oil. For example, it helped me with the rehabilitation process of three horses with traumatic rattlesnake bites. My horse, Pete, suffered from a quarter crack below his coronary band. I created a hoof ointment with carrot seed essential oil and managed to get his hoof to grow within two weeks. It is now called Bo’s Hoof Ointment, which is in the animal section of our shopping cart.
Comes in a 5ml euro dropper bottle.
Safety: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.
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