Botanical Name: Daucus carota
Plant Part: Seeds
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Product Description: The Daucus carota is a herbaceous, somewhat variable biennial plant that grows between 30 and 60 cm tall, and is roughly hairy, with a stiff, solid stem. The leaves are tripinnate and triangular in shape. Its root is small and spindle shaped, whitish, slender and hard, with a strong aromatic smell and very different to the reddish, thick, fleshy, cultivated form, with its pleasant odour and sweet, mucilaginous flavour. It penetrates some distance into the ground, having only a few lateral rootlets.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping), be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.