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Carrot (Daucus carota)

 

The common carrot is one of the best sources for vitamin A, and also contains a host of other vitamins.
It acts antiseptic and anti-putrefactive and has been used as a blood cleanser and to stimulate the metabolism.
Carrot juice is an excellent remedy for excessive stomach acid and heartburn, and also cleanses the intestinal tract.
Carrots even combat intestinal worms.
They are a wonderfully vitalizing, helping to boost the immune system, especially for children.
Carrot juice is also beneficial for rheumatism and arthritis and even acts positively on the sugar metabolism of diabetics.
Externally, ground carrots can be applied to bruises, burns and sores. The seeds are an emmanogogue and should be avoided during pregnancy.

 


 
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