Karot (Carrot) – Scientific name: Daucus carota Linn.

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English: Carrot Tagalog: Karot

Medicinal properties
Astringent, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, sudorific.

Distribution
Introduced in the Philippines and cultivated for its valuable roots.

Parts used and preparation
Roots, seeds.

Uses:
Nutritional
Roots contain vitamin A. B, C, E, the minerals phosphorus, potassium, calcium.

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Medicinal Uses

  • Believed to be beneficial for cancers and kidney problems.
  • For coughs and chest afflictions, the roots are boiled in milk; the milk is drunk and a poultice of the root is applied to the chest.
  • For burns and infected ulcers, grated carrots are applied to the affected parts.
  • Poultice of carrots also used for ulcers, carbuncles, infected wounds.
  • Seeds of the plant when ground to powder and taken as tea for colic and to increase urine flow. Tea of carrot blossoms has been used for treatment of dropsy.

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