Daucus carota

Daucus carota L.

Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)

  • Wild Carrot
  • jazar dahabi musaffar جزر ذهبي مصفر
  • jazar جزر
  • 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.

Medicinal Complaints / Uses
System/State Traditional
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/ Administration
Parts Used Source



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.

Root B
Endocrine/ Metabolic



Eat raw roots x3/day.

Root B



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

Root B, Z

Lack of blood (anaemia)


Eat raw or cooked roots.

Root B
Kidney & Urinary Tract

Kidney stones


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

Root B

Clear vision

Visual health

Eat raw roots x3/day.

Root B

Cough suppressant


Cook root & eat over prolonged period.

Taproot Z

Increase sexual appetite


Eat raw roots x3/day.

Root B
Women`s Health

Promote menstruation


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

Fruit Z
Wound Healing

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

Anti-Infective, Vulnery

Grate root & apply as poultice

Taproot Z

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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.