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---The medicinal properties of the seeds are owing to a volatile oil which is colourless or slightly tinged with yellow; this is procured by distilling with water. The Wild Carrot is rich in vitamins and carotene, from which the body manufactures vitamin A.
---Medicinal Action and Uses---: : They break wind and remove stitches in the side, provoke urine and women's courses and helpeth to break and expel the stone. Carrots are an important item in the diet of cancer patients. Old writers tell us that a poultice made of the roots has been found to mitigate the pain of cancerous ulcers, and that the leaves, applied with honey, cleanse running sores and ulcers. An infusion of the root was also used as an aperient.
Diuretic, stimulant deobstruent. An infusion of the whole herb is considered an active and valuable remedy in the treatment of dropsy, chronic kidney diseases and affections of the bladder. Carrot tea, taken night and morning, and brewed in this manner from the whole front, is considered excellent for a gouty disposition.
They were at one time considered a valuable remedy for calculus complaints. They are excellent in obstructions of the viscera, in jaundice (for which they were formerly considered a specific), and in the beginnings of dropsies, and are also of service as an emmenagogue. They have a slight aromatic smell and a warm, pungent taste. They communicate an agreeable flavour to malt liquor, if infused in it while working in the vat, and render it a useful drink in scorbutic disorders.