February 8, 2016

Wild Carrot

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How does Wild Carrot work?

Wild carrot contains chemicals which might have effects on blood vessels, muscles, and the heart, but it is not known how wild carrot might work for medicinal uses.

Are there safety concerns?

Wild carrot seed oil seems to be safe when taken by mouth for most adults in the amounts used in medicines. There isn't enough information to know whether the above ground parts of wild carrot are safe.

High doses of wild carrot oil can cause kidney damage and nerve problems. Wild carrot can cause skin rash and increase the risk of sunburn when in the sun. Wild carrot can cause allergic reactions in some people. People who are sensitive to birch, celery, or mugwort are more likely to be sensitive to wild carrot.

Avoid skin contact with wild carrot.

Do not use wild carrot if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You are being treated with any type of UV light therapy.
  • You have kidney problems.
  • You have allergic reactions to birch, celery, or mugwort.
  • You are scheduled for surgery in the next two weeks.

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