Plant/part : Herb/seed (source: france)
Latin name : Daucus carota
Family : Apiaceae [umbeliferae])
Note : Middle
Extraction : Steam distillation
Aroma: From the seed, this essential oil has the same sweet, earthy fragrance of the vegetable.
Properties: Carminative, cytophylactic, depurative, diuretic, emmenagogue, hepatic, stimulant, tonic, vermifuge.
Considered to be particularly beneficial for dry, mature skin-types and can help to restore elasticity to the skin and could therefore reduce wrinkles. The root oil is used in food coloring, (yellow), and in sun tan lotions.
An excellent purifier of the body, mainly due to its detoxifying effect on the liver. Can possibly help with jaundice as well as other liver problems. Reputedly expels kidney stones and eases hepatitis. Also cleanses the bowels, controls flatulence and stems diarrhoea.
Chemical constituents: Acetic (acid), carotol (alcohol), asarone (phenol), bisabolene, limonene, pinene (terpenes).
Precautions: Best avoided during pregnancy.
Blends : Blends well with: bergamot, juniper, lavender, lemon, lime , melissa, neroli, orange, petitgrain, rosemary.