Daucus carota


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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.

Daucus carota,

Daucus carota

plant in the family Apiaceae; mildly poisonous but a common plant causing few problems. Called also Queen Anne's lace, wild carrot.
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Antifertility effect of volatile oil of Daucus carota seeds.
Also, for Daucus carota subspecies these studies will be crucial since there is a great morphological variability between the 4 native subspecies, which makes very difficult to identify them beyond doubt.
TABLA I CARACTERISTICAS BIOQUIMICAS DE LAS PROTEINAS ARABINOGALACTANOS SECRETADAS AL MEDIO DE CULTIVO DE CELULAS VEGETALES Especie Clase PM Carbohidratos % de AGP (kDa) mol (a) Daucus carota L.
By the 18th century the use of herbs as medicine including Daucus carota had been employed for well over 4,000 years.
In mid-June, we quantified the densities of all understory forbs in each plot in 1988 and 1989, and also for the eight dominant understory forbs (Hieracium pratense, Fragaria virginiana, Taraxacum officinale, Daucus carota, Erigeron strigosus, Chrysanthemum leucanthamum, Potentilla simplex, and Carlina vulgaris) during 1988-1990 and in 1992.
Treatment effects on biennial forb densities reflect the responses of the most abundant forb species, Daucus carota.
Latitudinal variation in reproductive timing of a short-lived monocarp, Daucus carota (Apiaceae).
Summary: A fermented beverage, Kanji, prepared from roots of Daucus carota L.
During Years 1-3 of the chronosequence the dominant plant species included the annuals Setaria faberi, Ambrosia artemisiifolia and biennials Daucus carota and Dipsacus fullonum.