Medicinal properties and contraindications for carrot seeds

In folk medicine, there are many analogues of medications. The healing properties of carrot seeds have been noted for a long time and are successfully used in the treatment of many diseases. Despite all the benefits of the product, it also has some contraindications, which must be remembered when dealing with treatment.

Medicinal properties and contraindications for carrot seeds

Areas of use for carrot seeds

The healing properties of carrot seeds are manifested due to their composition.

The seed contains essential oils from which daucarin, a drug, is produced. It is a collection of flavonoids. They are used as a vasoconstrictor for coronary insufficiency, adenoiditis, allergic rhinosinusitis.

Seed essential oil is used in the treatment of:

  • spleen;
  • with violations of menstruation;
  • liver
  • gastrointestinal tract;
  • respiratory system;
  • joint problems
  • cardiovascular disorders;
  • with lesions of helminths;
  • rachitis;
  • decreased immunity.

Chemical composition and product benefits

Wild carrot seeds in folk medicine are used to eliminate skin problems. These are natural useful materials for the production of anti-aging masks, creams, serums. Infusions with seeds are used in neurology. The broth has a positive effect on the state of the nervous system, has a mild sedative effect, without causing drowsiness, unlike many other remedies.

The flavonoids and B vitamins contained in the composition take an active part in the construction of nerve cells, which helps to accelerate recovery after a nervous breakdown, prolonged stress.

Potassium and magnesium strengthen the heart muscle. They improve vascular patency. Phosphorus and selenium increase mood, performance. Sodium maintains a water-salt balance. Especially useful for dieters, as well as for vomiting, diarrhea.

Vitamin E preserves youthful skin, contributes to the rapid elimination of free radicals. Vitamin A helps improve vision, smooth wrinkles. Carrot oil is indicated for people taking potassium supplements. Vitamin D contained in it helps to strengthen the skeletal system, has a positive effect on the functioning of the musculoskeletal system, and improves immunity.

Traditional medicine recipes

Seed helps with many diseases

Patients with constipation are recommended to chew carrot seed an hour before meals. With carrot seeds make infusions and decoctions. The infusion is an excellent addition to the main treatment of the kidneys, bile ducts and liver. It’s easy to cook it:

  • take 3 tbsp. l sunflower seeds;
  • pour them with 3 glasses of boiling water;
  • insist the broth for 12 hours, tightly wrapping the container with the contents.

Treatment of kidneys, liver with such an infusion is carried out 1-2 months. The recommended dosage of 600 ml, divided into 6 doses. Drink 30 minutes before meals.

To remove stones from the kidneys, prevent menstruation disorders, with chronic diseases of the respiratory system, and severely decrease the protective functions of the body, the red wine infusion option is used:

  • grind into powder 100 g of seeds;
  • add 500 ml of red dry wine;
  • insist 3 weeks, periodically shaking.

Take 50 g, 3 times a day for 10 minutes before eating. The benefits of carrot seed oil are invaluable. It is recommended to take it to improve digestion, with impaired functioning of the gallbladder, accompanied by flatulence, a decrease in the production of hydrochloric acid in the digestive tract, and constipation. Carrot oil, along with seeds, taken orally, helps cleanse the body of toxins, removes toxins, maintains the tone of the tissue of internal organs, protects the walls of blood vessels from stretching.

Contraindications and side effects

Despite the benefits of the product, it can be harmful if used improperly.

Existing contraindications:

  • allergy to root crops;
  • ulcerative lesions in the digestive tract;
  • inflammatory process in the small intestine;
  • diabetes;
  • disruption of the endocrine system;
  • epilepsy, asthma;
  • uterine bleeding, pregnancy.

Aromatherapy using oil can cause side effects in the form of hallucinations, aggressive behavior. The composition of the oil includes myricystin - a substance that negatively affects the functioning of the central nervous system, therefore, specialist advice is needed. Also, oil and carrot seed are harmful when used in childhood, during lactation.


Treatment with folk remedies can cause significant harm to human health. Choosing a similar medicine, study contraindications and consult a doctor. Useful healing properties of carrot seeds can be an excellent complement in the treatment of many diseases, from which they produce essential oil. Medicines and cosmetics are made from this product.


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