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Herb Information
Name: Wild Carrot
Biological Name: Daucus carrota

Umbelliferae

Other Names: Wild Carrot, Queen Anne's Lace, Birds Nest Weed, Devils Plague, garden carrot, bee's nest plant, bird's nest root
Parts Used: Dried aerial parts and seeds
Active Compounds:
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Flavonoids

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Daucine, an alkaloid

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Volatile oil

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Petroselinic acid, tannins

Remedies For: Diuretic, antilithic, carminative, anti-spasmodic, stimulant.

The volatile oil from Wild Carrot is an active urinary antiseptic. It is useful in the treatment of cystitis and prostatitis. It has been considered a specific in the treatment of kidney stones for a long time. In the treatment of gout and rheumatism it is used in combination with other remedies to provide its cleansing diuretic action. The seeds can be used as a settling carminative agent for the relief of flatulence and colic.

Combinations : For urinary infections it may be used with Yarrow and Bearberry. For kidney stones use it with Hydrangea or Gravel Root.

Description: Europe, Asia, North America and N. Africa
Dosage: 

Infusion: Pour a cup of boiling water onto l teaspoonful of the dried herb and let infuse for l0-l5 minutes. This should be drunk three times a day. To prepare an infusion of the seeds, use l/3-l teaspoonful to a cup of water.

Tincture: take l-2 ml of the tincture three times a day.

Safety: 

No information available. Some herbs are known to react with your medication. Please consult your physician before starting on any herb.

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