Carrot Seed

daucus carota
Botanical name: 
Daucus carota

Calming and regulating

Please note: The information below is meant to give a brief outline of how an oil can be applied by a trained aromatherapist. Please do not use this information as a guide for how to use essential oils at home.

Properties and applications: 
Anti Spasmodic - cramps, colic, nausea, nervous diarrhoea, asthma
Cytophylactic - skin rejuvenation, improving scar tissue, mature skin
Diuretic/Cleansing - toxin build up
Carminative - indigestion, flatulence, sluggish digestion
Liver Tonic - liver damage, addiction
Hypotensive - hypertension
Sedative - panic, shock, hysteria, fear, nervous conditions, insomnia
Apiaceae / Umbelliferae
Country of origin: 
Across Europe
Part of plant used: 
Method of extraction: 
Steam distillation
Blends with: 
Spicy and citrus oils.
Chemical character: 
Alcohol type
Safety information: 
Not for use during labour - uterine relaxant
Odour profile: 
Warm, earthy and musty.
Plant description: 
Tall herb with feathery leaves, dense white flowers and orange roots.
Historical use: 
Recommended by Culpeper to treat colic and bloating.