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“5 Benefits of Carrot Seed Oil
1. Helps Kill Fungi and Bacteria
The most thoroughly researched quality of carrot seed oil is its ability to kill certain bacteria and fungi. Indeed, some of the viruses it’s powerful against are concerning for a number of reasons. Many are common in developing nations, and the oil may provide a unique way to fight these illnesses, if developed properly.
Here are the bacteria and fungi that seem to be most affected by it:
Dermatophytes — Keratin is required for these fungi to grow. Infections from dermatophytes typically affects the hair, skin and nails and result from direct contact with people, animals and soil infected with the fungus. (4, 5)
Cryptococcus neoformans — For most people, infection with C. neoformans is not symptomatic or recognized. However, in some people (particularly those with compromised immune systems), this infection can result in lung symptoms and nervous system ailments such as confusion, headache and fever. (6)
Salmonella — This bacteria is estimated to cause a million foodborne illnesses each year in the United States alone. A common culprit of “food poisoning,” salmonella causes diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps that occur 12 or more hours after exposure and can last for four to seven days, usually solved without treatment (although some cases result in hospitalization).
Candida — Yeast infections caused by Candida albicans are the most common yeast infection. While it’s not always considered “serious,” compromised immunity can worsen its effects. Even without a life-threatening component, sufferers of Candida infection are often exhausted, experience brain fog and may have chronic sinus and allergy problems.
Acinetobacter — Strains of the gram-negative bacterium Acinetobacter cause a number of serious infections including: pneumonia, UTIs, secondary meningitis, infective endocarditis and burn/wound infections. It is of most concern in hospital environments. (9)
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia — This is another virus that is normally seen only in hospital environments. Infection with S. maltophilia is rare but can occur in cancer patients, those undergoing immunosuppressive therapy, patients with cystic fibrosis and people on broad-spectrum antibiotics. (10)
Aedes albopictus — OK, this last one isn’t a virus; it’s a mosquito. But it’s significant, because carrot seed oil can kill larvae of this Asian tiger mosquito. Why should you care? Well, Aedes albopictus mosquitoes often spread yellow fever, dengue fever, Zika and a variety of other dangerous viruses. (11)
2. May Fight Cancer Cells
In the fight against cancer, researchers consistently look at substances by beginning in the lab and seeing what impact, if any, they have on different cancer cell lines.
An animal study was conducted to investigate the effect of carrot seed oil on skin cancer (namely, squamous cell carcinoma) in rats and found it to be particularly potent. (14)
3. Included as Part of Natural Sunscreen Option
An oft-cited study about the benefits of carrot seed oil was published in 2009 by an Indian university. Various sources claim that the study found that it has an SPF of around 40, making it a useful UV-blocking agent.
Well, close. But not exactly.
The study was actually investigating how to valuate SPF from natural products with various herbal ingredients. Researchers found that a product containing a number of herbal ingredients, including carrot seed oil, turn out to have an SPF of 40 or so. (15)
Because of the way natural ingredients interact to create the SPF found in the tested product, it’s unlikely that carrot seed oil on its own actually has a significant enough SPF to be used in place of chemical-rich, conventional sunscreens. It does, though, seem to be a part of a natural sunscreen recipe that can be useful.
Interestingly, an extract of the much less common purple carrot seems to be particularly powerful in blocking harmful UV rays. I will note that this extract is not definitely carrot seed oil, according to available study data; however, the concept is fascinating. (16)
4. Powerful Antioxidant
Like many oils and essential oils, carrot seed oil contains powerful antioxidants that can help to protect against disease. (17)
Specifically, these polyphenols have been studied in animal tests for their liver-protecting qualities. Carrot seed oil shields the liver from damage and exhibits strong protection against free radicals that cause oxidative stress and cell damage. (18, 19)
5. Supports Skin and Hair Health
Traditionally, carrot seed oil is a popular beauty product for moisturizing skin and hair. While no studies confirm its effectiveness for moisture-rich properties, it is safe for topical use and may help provide these benefits. It’s likely it can protect skin and hair from damage because of its antioxidant load.
Carrot seed oil has also been used in natural medicine to heal abscesses, boils and ulcers. (20) Again, this is an unproven effect on the scientific front, but the oil is unlikely to worsen these conditions.” ~ Dr. Axe
What is mineral sunscreen?
Natural sunscreens provided a physical barrier instead of a chemical barrier to help protect the skin from harmful UV rays. Instead of using chemicals to absorb these UV rays, natural sunscreens use minerals, like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, to provide a physical shield.
It’s time to invest in a natural (mineral) sunscreen. Apart from saving the coral reefs, you could also be saving your skin.
“Dr. Melanie Palm, board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon from Art of Skin, explained that with chemical sunscreens, the product is essentially changing light into heat energy which can have negative effects on the skin. “Heat causes inflammation on the skin, which can cause deleterious effects on the skin and premature aging changes,” explains Palm.
Needless to say, choosing the right sunscreen matters. Natural sunscreens, also called “physical sunscreens” by the FDA, consist of two types of mineral-based formulas: zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. These sunscreens work by reflecting the sun rather than using energy conversion like other chemical-based sunscreens.
Some of the best sunscreens out there now combine the best of natural sunscreen elements with the power of anti-inflammatory agents and/or anti-oxidants. Palm advises looking for active ingredients like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide on the labels to check. We’ve also taken the guesswork out of finding the perfect natural sunscreens for you, with these 14 dermatologist-approved picks.” ~ Elle
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