Wild Carrot

What other names is Wild Carrot known by?

Beesnest Plant, Bird's Nest Root, Carotte Commune, Carotte Sauvage, Dauce Carotte, Daucus, Daucus carota, Garijara, Nan He Shi, Nid d'Oiseau, Queen Anne's Lace, Shikha-Mula, Zanahoria Silvestre.

What is Wild Carrot?

Wild carrot is a plant. The parts that grow above the ground and an oil made from the seeds are used to make medicine. Be careful not to confuse wild carrot (which has a white tap root that shouldn't be eaten) with the common carrot (which has the familiar orange tap root we do eat).

Wild carrot is used for urinary tract problems including kidney stones, bladder problems, water retention, and excess uric acid in the urine; and also for gout, a painful joint problem caused by too much uric acid.

The seed oil is used for severe diarrhea (dysentery), indigestion, and intestinal gas. Women use it relieve pain in the uterus and to start their menstrual periods.

Other uses include treatment of heart disease, cancer, kidney problems, and worm infestations. It is also used as a "nerve tonic" and to increase sexual arousal (as an aphrodisiac).

In foods, wild carrot oil is used to flavor alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, frozen dairy desserts, candy, baked goods, gelatins, puddings, meat and meat products, condiments, relishes, and soups.

In manufacturing, wild carrot seed oil is used as a fragrance in soaps, detergents, creams, lotions, and perfumes.

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