The wild carrot, from which today's carrot is derived, often grows along roadsides and in meadows. She is at her dense white flat! Umbrella, often with a small purple to black dot in the center, and the delicate leaves.
When the flowers have faded, the flower umbrella curls up towards the middle, which is also a typical distinguishing feature:
The wild carrot contains valuable ingredients:
- In the roots beta-carotene, the precursor of vitamin A, which protects your skin and strengthens the immune system
- Throughout the herb flavonoids with diverse, eg anti-inflammatory properties
- The seeds contain essential oils that are very skin-care and are also said to have skin-rejuvenating effects
The wild carrot can help with flatulence , indigestion and urinary tract infections and relieve menstrual cramps .
Please only use it if you know the plant well, as there are currently many white umbellifers to be found. Confusion could e.g. B. with the poisonous dog parsley (which, however, smells unpleasant) or even the poisonous hemlock (recognizable by its much thicker, spotted stalk).
And people with allergies should watch out for possible reactions.
Our gold rose also contains wild carrot essential oil. This oil, combined with the healing power of calendula, supports skin regeneration and has a skin-soothing effect.
On your next walk, the wild carrot could be your new ally from the garden pharmacy!