In this Article
- What other names is Wild Carrot known by?
- What is Wild Carrot?
- How does Wild Carrot work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Wild Carrot.
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.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's UNSAFE to take wild carrot if you are pregnant. The seeds, oil, and parts that grow above the ground can make the uterus contract and might start menstruation. These effects could cause a miscarriage.
It's also a good idea to avoid wild carrot if you are breast-feeding. The seed oil can act like the hormone estrogen. Taking the seeds and parts that grow above the ground is risky because no one really knows how safe they are to use during breast-feeding.
Allergy to celery and related plants: Wild carrot may cause an allergic reaction in people who are allergic to birch, mugwort, spices, celery, and related plants. This has been called the "celery-carrot-mugwort-spice syndrome."
Kidney problems: Wild carrot might make kidney problems worse, because it irritates the kidneys. Avoid use.
Surgery: Wild carrot might affect blood pressure. Some physicians worry that it might interfere with blood pressure control during and after surgery. Stop using wild carrot at least 2 weeks before a scheduled procedure.
Treatment with UV light: Wild carrot increases the risk of getting a sunburn after exposure to the sun or to UV light. Don't take wild carrot if you are being treated with UV light.
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