Carrot

Summary

Carrot: (medicinal) plant and/or vegetable rich in beta-carotene that provides some protection against solar radiation. It is also used to increase the tan of the skin and in case of diarrhea.

names

Portuguese name: Carrot, wild carrot
Binomial name: Daucus carota L.
French name: Carotte
English name: carrot
German name: Karotte
Italian name: carota

Family

Apiáceas (Apiaceae)

Constituents

Carotenoids: beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, vitamin A (=carotene), vitamin B6, vitamin K, phosphorus

parts used

fresh root

carrot effects

– Antioxidant effects (through the neutralization of free radicals), diuretic, mineralizing

carrot indications

– Prevents sunburn (be careful, never forget to also apply a sunscreen), helps with skin tanning (see the remedy “carrot juice”).

– Prevents some types of cancer (thanks to the action of carotenoids as an antioxidant), such as lung cancer and breast cancer in women, and to prevent cataracts.

– Diarrhea (in young children, for example)

Secundary effects

Allergy (a cross allergy with hay fever).

contraindications

carrot allergy

Interactions

Carrot-based preparations

– Carrot Juice

– fresh carrot

– Carrot soup (in case of diarrhea)

Where does the carrot grow?

The carrot grows in Europe, America, and Asia more easily in gardens.

When to harvest carrots?

The carrot (root) is harvested in the northern hemisphere in October-November.

Comments

Fresh carrot roots are highly recommended these days to help maintain a healthy diet. We recommend drinking carrot juice regularly or simply adding the vegetable to meals (fresh or in various recipes). In addition to the cosmetic (bronze) effects, carrots help prevent some cancers and have a very favorable effect on the prevention and treatment of cataracts.

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