Daucus carota

Daucus carota L.

Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)

  • Wild Carrot
  • جزر
  • جزر ذهبي مصفر
  • jazar
  • jazar dahabi musaffar
  • גֶּזֶר הַגִּנָּה
  • גֶּזֶר קִפֵּחַ
  • gezer ha-gina
  • gezer kipeakh

Hemicryptophyte,  Annual

  • Batha
  • Disturbed habitats
  • Phrygana

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Daucus carota L.

System/StateTraditional
Complaint/Use
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/Administration

Parts Used

Source
Cancer

Cancer

Anti-carcinogenic

1. Extract juice from root & drink 1 cup x3/day.
2. Eat fresh root x3/day.
3. Prepare root juice + lemon & drink 1 glass x3/day for 1 mth.
4. Eat fresh or boiled roots x2-3/day until recovery.

RootB
Endocrine/ Metabolic

Diabetes

Hypoglycemic

Eat raw roots x3/day.

RootB
Gastrointestinal

Jaundice

Hepatic

1.Extract root juice & drink x1 cup/day before breakfast for 2 weeks. (B)
2. Squeeze juice from root & drink. (Z)

RootB, Z
Haematology

Lack of blood (anaemia)

Anti-anaemic

Eat raw or cooked roots.

RootB
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Kidney stones

Anti-lithic

Extract root juice & drink x1 cup/day before breakfast for 2 weeks.

RootB
Opthalmic

Clear vision

Visual health

Eat raw roots x3/day.

RootB
Respiratory

Cough suppressant

Anti-tussive

Cook root & eat over prolonged period.

TaprootZ
Sexuality

Increase sexual appetite

Aphrodisiac

Eat raw roots x3/day.

RootB
Women`s Health

Promote menstruation

Emmenagogue

1. Eat root.
2. Decoct fruit & drink.
3. Prepare vaginal suppository from fruit.

FruitZ
Wound Healing

Gangrenous wounds (accelerates formation of new skin layer & absorbs smell of putrid tissue

Anti-Infective, Vulnery

Grate root & apply as poultice

TaprootZ

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Edible parts of Daucus carota include the root, flowers, seeds & leaves. Root and Taproot are used interchangeably for this species. The fruit of Daucus caorota is oval, flattened with short styles, hooked spines & is small, dry & bumpy with protective hairs surrounding it.
Leaves of Daucus carota (wild carrot) may cause phytophotodermatitis, a cutaneous phototoxic inflammatory reaction after contact with a light-sensitizing botanical agent followed by exposure to ultraviolet light. Symptoms include erythema, edema, blisters (vesicles and/or bullae) & delayed hyperpigmentation.