Daucus carota L.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 9

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.102.24380

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scientific name

Daucus carota L.
status

 

Daucus carota L. 

Names.

Myanmar: mon-la-ni, u-wa-yaing. English: bird’s nest, devil’s plague, Queen Anne’s lace, wild carrot.

Range.

Eurasia; widely naturalized. Cultivated in Myanmar.

Use.

Fruit: Used as a diuretic.

Notes.

The species is used as a diuretic and to soothe the digestive tract. An infusion of the herb is employed to treat various complaints including digestive disorders, kidney and bladder disease, and to treat dropsy. An infusion of the leaves is used to counter cystitis and kidney stone formation, and to diminish already formed stones. A warm water infusion of the flowers is used in the treatment of diabetes. The grated raw root is used as a remedy for threadworms. The root is also used to encourage delayed menstruation, and to induce uterine contractions; a tea made from roots serves as a diuretic and is also used to treat urinary stones; and an infusion is used to treat edema, flatulent indigestion, and menstrual problems ( Ross 2005).

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

Apiales

Family

Apiaceae

Genus

Daucus