Did you know that carrot leaves are abundant with nutrients which can provide you with health benefits just as much as, or even more than carrots?
Carrot laves are an excellent source of vitamins, minerals and proteins which have the ability to clean the blood, lymph and adrenal glands from toxic waste. Also, they can improve bone and muscle health, as well as eyesight.
Carrot leave are loaded with vitamin C and potassium which can reduce the blood pressure, regulate metabolism and prevent heart disease and osteoporosis.
Furthermore, Greek doctors put carrot leaves in the same group of 600 plants which are considered as anti-carcinogens.
In alternative medicine the tea of carrot leaves is used to treat kidney problems and eliminate bloating, due to its powerful diuretic properties.
The juice made from the leaves has antiseptic properties, so you can use it as a mouthwash to clean your oral cavity. Also, you can chew the leaves to eliminate mouth ulcers, treat bleeding gums and get rid of bad breath.
When combined with honey, carrot leaves can be used to heal wounds, due to their antibacterial and antiseptic properties. In addition, they contain substances that trigger the function of pituitary gland.
Note: Russian folk medicine recommends using of carrot leaves to stimulate the function of uterus during delivery, so it should not be consumed during pregnancy.
How to use:
Carrot leaves can be added to salads together with other vegetables, or in soup, stew, or fry them with other vegetables.