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It is said of the rabbits to be good sight to the carrots they eat. And there is little reason to do so, because the carrot stimulates the production of vitamin A, necessary for proper vision.

It is known the importance of vitamin carrot and the positive effects of carotenes, and fostering the visual acuity and night vision. In soup, stews, fresh or beaten does not have to miss at any table.

As the parsley, carrots are one of those plants that should never be lacking in the kitchen, but it is not the root of a plant that bears his name, although in some places is also known as Pastinaca.

Part Used: The root and seeds.

Location: There is a wild variety that appears spontaneously in the fields uncultivated, alongside roads or in abandoned fields, the variety that is used for cooking is exclusively cultivated.

Active ingredients: The leaves contain alkaloids, but the importance of the carrot is due to the fleshy root, rich in many nutrients, including vitamins that could be noted B, C and in greater quantity, what is called pro - vitamin A, A substance that stimulates the production of vitamin A. It has also carotene, a compound that gives it its distinctive orange color.

Collection: We have to wait until the second year in late summer, when the root reaches its maximum development. In temperate climates are derived crops throughout the year.

Drug Action.

Root: remineralizing, diuretic, vitamin astringent, antidiarreica, demulcent, hypoglycemic, healing.

Seeds: Appetizers, Carmine, diuretic, galactógenas.


Asthenia, convalescence, diarrhea, gastritis, gastric ulcers, rheumatism, gout, lactation, hemeralopia, progressive myopia, retinopathy, skin aging, Dyshidrosis, ichthyosis, psoriasis, diabetes. It is diuretic and replenishes the lack of vitamins and stimulates the appetite.

In external use: eczema, burns, skin sores, boils, frostbites.

Caution / Poisoning.

Its use as a diuretic in the presence of hypertension, heart disease or kidney failure moderate or severe, should be done only by prescription and under medical supervision, to the danger that can result in uncontrolled contribution of liquids, the possibility of a decompensation or tension, whether the elimination of potassium is considerable, enhancing the effect of cardiac.

Uses: When the carrots and simmer the rice we get a broth that is the remedy that our grandmothers used against diarrhea, and remains a very good way to contain them. Infusions or you root or fruit is as a diuretic practices. To take advantage of the vitamins, as a stimulant and appetite or be eaten raw in salad.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Internal use:

Infusion (seeds) One teaspoon per cup of coffee. Infuse 10 minutes. Three cups a day.

Carrot Juice: 50 to 500 cc. a day. For children may be diluted in a little water or milk.

Decoction (gastroenteritis) 500 g of carrots in 1 liter of water. Boil 20 to 30 minutes, grinding and adding water until a liter and a teaspoon of salt coffee. Take as the only food for two or three days, the duration of the diarrhea.


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