Queen Anne’s lace

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Queen Anne’s lace

Herbal medicine
A biennial plant, the root of which contains minerals, pectin and vitamins A, B and C; the seeds and plant contain daucine, an alkaloid, and volatile oils (daucol, limonene and pinene). It is antispasmodic, carminative and diuretic, and has been used internally for gastrointestinal complaints, kidney stones, menstrual dysfunction, urinary tract infections and gout, and topically for pruritus. Its juice is also said to be of use in preventing cancer.