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Benefits of Carrot Oil

Benefits of Carrot Oil

Carrot seed oil has a long and marked history of its benefits. It is considered as the most popular source of vitamin A and beta carotene. Find out more about its benefits in this article.
HolisticZine Staff
Carrot oil is extracted from the seeds of the carrot plant. Carrot oil is yellow or amber-colored, accompanied with a crude sweet smell. It is a rich source of beta carotene and vitamin A. It is associated with a lot of properties like being an antiseptic, relaxant, disinfectant, antioxidant, stimulant, etc. Carrot oil has a lot of medicinal properties, but it is also an effective coloring as well as flavoring agent. Although edible, it contains an agent called 'myristicin' which may affect the nervous system and cause irritational or weird behavior amongst consumers, hence it is recommended to consult a medical practitioner to know its right kind of intake. Let's have a look at the benefits of carrot oil in more detail.

Carrot Oil: Benefits

Skin Care
Using carrot seed oil is one of the best way to treat your skin right. The presence of beta carotene and vitamin A helps to protect your skin from sun damage, keeps skin firmer and more radiant than before. It is a natural skin toner and anti tanning agent that prolongs the skin aging process. It is also known to alleviate skin rashes, eczema and other skin problems.

Hair Care
Carrot seed oil wonders are not restricted to skin care only, but also encourage healthy hair growth when applied in to the scalp. The application of carrot oil to the ends of the hair can resolve the problem of split ends and smoothen your hair, giving it abundant shine.

Antiseptic
Carrot seed oil is known to treat wounds, infections, and also protect them from aggravating, as it has antiseptic properties that prevents tetanus. Carrot oil is externally applied to wounds and infections that kills bacteria on the surface of your body to help it heal at a faster rate. Intake of the same can also soothe rashes, reactions, allergies and urinary tract disorders.

Antioxidant
Carrot seed oil is a rich source of carotenoids, which makes absolutely powerful antioxidants. It provokes cell growth and is used in many cosmetic products for its rejuvenating and healing properties.

Cleanser/Detoxifier
Carrot seed oil is also known to cleanse the liver. It is normally subscribed by medical practitioners to help improve conditions like hepatitis, jaundice and liver cirrhosis. Carrot seed oil also acts like a diuretic, that is increases your frequency to urinate. This helps your body to get rid of toxins and other wastes, effectively detoxifying your body.

Stimulant
Carrot seed oil stimulates blood circulation and boosts your body's metabolic activity. In fact, it stimulates blood flow during menstruation, making the whole process easy, regular and pain-free. Carrot seed oil also stimulates hormonal secretions and triggers the brain functions, helping you keep more active and alert.

Perfumes
Carrot seed oil has an earthy sweet aroma that blends well with other fragrances to produce a variety if perfumes. Hence, the benefits of carrot oil are not limited to medical and skin care, but also used as an ingredient in making aromatic sweet-smelling perfumes.

Pain Killer
Early alchemists used a mixture of carrot seed oil to relieve stomach and other joint pain. Carrot seed oil helps strengthen the mucous membrane that ultimately helps eliminate pain, and is hence tagged as an effective pain-killer.

Aromatherapy
Carrot seed oil is popularly used in aromatherapy. The pleasant earthy sweet aroma is known to be effective in relieving stress and giving you that refreshing feeling. It is also good on skin and is good at alleviating muscle pain. All these properties make carrot seed oil ideal for aromatherapy.

Eyesight
Discussing carrot oil without the mention of eye care in there is just impossible. Because for years together carrots are known to improve eyesight. Carrot oil stimulates the production of erythrocytes, that improves eyesight and brightness too.

Although there are no threats and carrot oil happens to absolutely safe to consume, it is advisable that pregnant women should avoid its intake as far as possible or consult the concerned obstetrician before its intake.