perfumery

Carrot seed oil Description

Carrot seed oil

Carrot seed oil

Carrot seed oil is the essential oil extract of the seed from the carrot plant daucus carota. The oil has a woody, earthy sweet smell and is yellow or amber-coloured to pale orange-brown in appearance. The pharmocologically active constituents of carrot seed extract are three flavones: luteolin, luteolin 3'-o-beta-d-glucopyranoside, and luteolin 4'-o-beta-d-glucopyranoside. Rather than the extract the distilled (ethereal) oil is used in perfumery and food aromatization.

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