Carrot is one of the most commonly used vegetables for human nutrition. It is a tall robust biennial spiny-fruited herb growing in dried-out fields or meadows. Carrots are cultivated worldwide. Their juices and blends are among the most popular beverages. It is regarded as a healthy food item because of its large vitamin and fiber content.
Carrot is a highly nutritious and beneficial humble plant that contains valuable amounts of vitamins A, C, B1 & B2. Carotenoids and anthocyanins are the major antioxidant pigments found in carrots.
Carrots were first used for medical purposes and gradually used as food, its essential oil is widely used for its numerous applications; medicinal purposes due to its diuretic properties useful for urinary conditions such as cystitis or prostatitis.
Traditional use and Key benefits:
Carrot is a root vegetable with carotenoids, flavonoids, polyacetylenes, vitamins, and minerals, all of which possess numerous nutritional and health benefits. Besides lending truth to the old adage that carrots are good for eyes, carotenoids, polyphenols and vitamins present in carrot act as antioxidants, anticarcinogens, and immune-enhancers. Anti-diabetic, cholesterol and cardiovascular disease lowering, anti-hypertensive, hepatoprotective, Reno protective, and wound healing benefits of carrot have also been reported. The cardio- and hepatoprotective, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic effects of carrot seed extracts are also noteworthy.
Carrot Seed extract is considered one of the best rejuvenating extracts thanks to its high content of beta-carotene.
It possesses healing properties and emollient effects on the skin. It has high anti-oxidant properties which increases hydration and also protect against free radical damage.
It also stimulates circulation, repairs and tones the skin, increases elasticity, reduces the formation of wrinkles and helps in lightening scars. It is also useful for balancing oily and dry skin, particularly beneficial for clogged or neglected skin, and dermatitis conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and rashes.
Carrot seed extract and its Volatile Compounds have been reported in experimental studies to have cardio- and hepato-protective, cognitive dysfunction, cholesterol lowering, anti-bacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and wound healing benefits1.
Anti-Bacterial and Anti-Fungal Benefits: Carrot seed extract is anti-septic and anti-bacterial2.
Anti-Inflammatory and Analgesic Benefits: The anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects of carrot seed extract have been observed and reported experimentally3.