A real hot experience. In the middle of the day. In the heat of August. I directed and photographed my own movie of bugs’ life in order to keep up the with the challenging collection days. Before you have a look at all these creatures in the fields around Crete, let me tell you just a few words what does it all have to do with our main character, wild carrot.
For me, Daucus carota (more precisely here Daucus carota ssp. maxima) whose common names include wild carrot, bird’s nest, bishop’s lace, and Queen Anne’s lace is one of the most beautiful and mesmerising flowers on Earth. Beyond their attractive physical appearance (especially when it is in full bloom as opposed to these pictures where they are pretty dry), the seeds provide a very valuable oil used in aromatherapy.
The essential oil of wild carrot seeds regenerates and nourishes skin, and has a calming and comforting activity. Revitalises mature skin, and aids regeneration after burns and injuries. The oil is to be used after a crisis, and not during. Promotes diuresis, aids the liver and digestion. A good fixative for other oils and parfumes. You can read more about wild carrot and the essential oil gained from its seeds from the experts at Wild Herbs of Crete