Carrots are Good for Health
Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, they also provide vitamin C, calcium and iron. They have an antioxidant beta-carotene that is absorbed in the intestine and is converted into vitamin A during digestion. Carrots also contain fiber, vitamin K, potassium, folate, manganese, phosphorous, magnesium, vitamin E and zinc.
Carrots are rich in alkaline elements that purify and revitalize the blood and nourish the entire system and help in the maintenance of acid-alkaline balance in the body.
Carrots are said to cleanse the intestines and to be diuretic, remineralizing, anti-diarrheal, an overall tonic and anti-anemic.
Carrot also has a reputation as a vegetable that helps to maintain good eyesight. Everyone knows that carrots improve vision.
The raw grated carrot can be applied as a compress to a burn, for a soothing effect.
Its energizing juice has a beneficial effect on the liver.
The pulp of carrot is used as a cataplasm, for application to ulcers and sores.
It is effective for skin problems, including broken veins/capillaries, burns, creeping impetigo, wrinkles and for the damages from sun.
They were also supposed to improve your memory abilities and relieve nervous tension.
Medicinally the Carrot was used as a diuretic, stimulant, in the treatment of dropsy, flatulence, chronic coughs, dysentery, windy colic, chronic renal diseases and for other uses.
Eating carrots is also good for allergies, anemia, rheumatism, and it’s a tonic for the nervous system.
The delicious carrot is also good for diarrhea, constipation (very high in fiber), intestinal inflammation, and it’s a tonic for liver and immune system.
Pureed carrots are good for babies with diarrhea, providing essential nutrients and natural sugars.
Carrot is traditionally recommended for weak, sickly children, to convalescents or pregnant women, its anti-anemic properties having been famous for a long time.
Tea which is made from seeds can promote the onset of menstruation.
Carrots also help in stimulating the milk flow during the lactation.
Wild carrot tea has been recommended for bladder and kidney ailment, dropsy, gout, gravel; seeds are recommended for calculus, obstructions of the viscera (internal organs), dropsy, jaundice, scurvy.
Carrots are a popular vegetable to juice because of their sweet mild flavor.
Eating carrots raw or steamed provides the most nutritional value.