Benefits of Carrots, Carrot Seed Oil and Carrot Root Oil

Carrot Seed oilBugs Bunny was right, carrots are a rich source of beta-carotene and the resulting Vitamin A which promotes healthy eyesight. These nutrients protect the surface of the eye, the cornea, but also work to prevent macular degeneration. Adding carrots to salads, or as a side dish may be a valuable step to naturally improving or maintaining vision and eye health.

Beta-carotene is an antioxidant.

The health benefits of carrots go beyond vision. Beta-carotene is a flavonoid and has powerful antioxidant functions that scavenge free radicals throughout your body. These free radicals cause cell and tissue damage if left unchecked, but antioxidants found in carrots and similar foods limit damage to cell membranes and DNA.

Carrots are high in fiber and vitamins.

Carrots are a root vegetable, high in fiber and a rich source of antioxidants, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, vitamin B8, pantothenic acid, folate, potassium, iron, copper, and manganese.

Carrots reduce your risk for heart disease.

Recent studies in the US and the Netherlands show a significant correlation between orange foods and heart health. The orange coloring results from carotenoids; carrots contain not only beta-carotene but also alpha-carotene and lutein. Regular consumption of carrots and carrot juice also reduce your cholesterol levels thanks to antioxidants and soluble fibers in carrots. [1]

Benefits Of Carrot Oil or Carrot Root Oil

Carrot Oil, also called infused or macerated carrot oil, is made by simmering grated carrots in some type of vegetable oil such as olive, coconut, sunflower, or sesame oil. Many of the nutrients found in carrots can be beneficial as a topical skin and hair treatment. The carrot’s Vitamins A and E and beta-carotene provide excellent conditioning properties by moisturizing the skin and scalp and building healthier hair and skin with added protection from ultraviolet sunlight as well. Topical use of carrot oil also maintains the elasticity of your skin.

Benefits of carrot seed oil

Carrot seed oil is an essential oil only distantly related to garden carrots or carrot oil. Carrot seed oil contains the essence of dried seeds of the wild carrot plant Daucus carota and is often referred to as Queen Anne’s Lace.

Carrot Seed Essential Oil is used topically, often as a massage oil, and in aromatherapy as a powerful detoxifier and skin rejuvenator. Benefits of Carrot Seed Essential Oil include Antiseptic and antiviral properties. – Useful in the treatment of skin infections like eczema and psoriasis or to prevent infection of open cuts and scrapes. Antioxidant properties similar to those found in carrots. – Prevents or repairs damage done to your cells and tissues by oxidants (free radicals). Detoxifying properties of the liver and digestive system. – Promotes the flushing and elimination of bile and uric acid from the blood, intestines and organs.

Skincare is where carrot seed oil really shines, carrot seed oil reduces skin conditions related to sun exposure, stimulates new skin cell growth and fights signs of aging including wrinkles and age spots. Carrot seed oil is also useful for the topical treatment of eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, and similar skin conditions.

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