|Aroma and taste :
||Warm, earthy, almost sweet in a bitter-chocolate kind of way. A comforting, human-type, musky aroma that appeals to men and women alike. The taste is on the dry side but with the same earthy warmth found in the scent, particularly appealing and complex.
|Stability and Shelf Life :
||Very stable; should be good for twoyears or more, although some reduction in aroma intensity will be evident before that time.
Properties and Applications
Wild carrot seed will cleanse and support the liver, gallbladder, and kidneys, being mildly diuretic and specific to these organs. Use as part of a detoxification or cleanse; combine with clay to clean the bowels and use as part of an illness recovery, especially after viral infections or gastrointestinal complaints. Carrot also makes a good addition to colonics, being beneficial to the overall flora balance and healing and calming irritations in the smooth muscle tissue. It soothes skin rash, inflammation, and damaged skin; is calming for eczema and psoriasis; and is wonderful combined with yarrow, both for the synergy of the properties and for carrot’s ability to mask yarrow’s odor. Carrot seed is healing to the face after extractions, dermal abrasions, or peels and promotes the growth of healthy new skin cells. An overall tonic and restorative, carrot seed can be used to help the body adapt to the changes of the seasons, perhaps by virtue of the fact that it comes from a seed and so is specifically attuned to the rhythms of the earth’s cycles. Delicious in soups, juices – especially vegetable juice – salad dressings, and sauces.