Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Daucus carota

Botanical name : Daucus carota Linn.
Family : Apiaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Garjara

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Madhura
Guna : Guru, Snigdha
Virya : Seeta

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Carrot
Hindi : Gajar
Malayalam : Carrot, Manjamullanki

Distribution – Cultivated in the hilly areas of India

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A biennial herb grows up to 75 cm in height. Leaves pinnately compound, with several small dentate segments, upper leaves linear lanceolate; flowers small, white, in axillary umbels; fruits oblong with bristly hairs.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, anorexia, flatulence, colic, worm infestation, diarrhea, heartburn, hyperacidity, cough, asthma, night blindness, myopia, tumor, hemorrhoid, diabetes and jaundice.
Useful part : Tap root, Seeds.

1 comment:

  1. Lots more in the World Carrot Museum - www.carrotmuseum.com

    Also the green leaves are a useful part, edible and healthy.

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