Daucus CAROTA L.

Synonym : Caucalis carota (L.) Crantz
Daucus alatus Poir.
Daucus allionii Link
Bangla Name : Gajor.
English Name : Carrot.
Family : Apiaceae
Disease : Bowels, piles, burning sensation, biliousness, tumours, asthma, hiccup, bronchitis, urinary complaints, leprosy, tumour, jaundice, inflammation, tonic, aphrodisiac, dropsy, diarrhoea, menstrual diseases, kindney disease and jaundice.
Description : A biennial herb, with thick, fusiform, orange-yellow root. Leaves triangular or oblong in outline, 2-3 pinnatisect into oblong-lanceolate, incised-dentate segments, those of the upper leaves liner-lanceolate. Flowers small, white in a compound umbels.
Distribution : Cultivated throughout the country.
Chemical Constituents : Carrot contains a tertiary base with papaverine-like activity and the protoalkaloids, pyrrolidine and daucine. It also contains flavones, sugars and a quaternary base, enzymes, coumarins and volatile components, toxicants, carotatoxins, myristicin and fal
Uses : Rhizomes are antidysenteric, diuretic, carminative, tonic, cardiotonic, aphrodisiac, expectorant, stomachic and astringent to the bowels, cures piles, burning sensation, biliousness and tumours, good for asthma, hiccup, bronchitis, urinary complaints. It
Habit : Herb