Wild Carrot aka Bishop's Lace or Queen Anne's Lace Daucus carota

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Wild Carrot aka Bishop's Lace or Queen Anne's Lace Daucus carota
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Wild Carrot Daucus carota Umbelliferae. Wild Carrot Bishop's Lace or Queen Anne's Lace Daucus carota is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae native to temperate regions of Europe and southwest Asia. The seeds are a beneficial antiseptic diuretic useful in the treatment of cystitis and prostatitis. Also the seeds are used for the prevention and washing out of gravel and urinary stones. As a diuretic it helps with dropsy and the elimination of uric acid from the body thus used for gout. The seeds which are high in volatile oil are soothing to the digestive system useful for colic and flatulence. Some herbalists employ the seeds as an implantation preventer. The root is very high in Vitamin A and minerals. The juice is reputed to have anti-cancer activity The root helps to expel worms and is an effective antacid for heartburn and gastritis. A poultice of the root is excellent for first aid especially for itchy skin.