Wild carrot (daucus carota) for concentration
Wild carrot seeds (daucus carota) - useful for concentration and a great spice.
I think many have seen wild carrots, but, maybe, not everyone recognizes or uses them. It is easy to recognise the plant in the second year when it blossoms. In autumn their seed "nests" look like a tiny bird nests. They remain long in fields and meadows.
Recently I read an excellent article in Natur & Heilen 9/2021 magazine.
Swiss scientist Roger Kalbermatten discovered that this great plant improves concentration, helps to learn and work and can replace the medicament Ritalin. Maybe the idea came to scientists after looking at the plant. Umbellifers when blossoming look very much the same, but a blossoming wild carrot has a red or black spot right in the middle of the flower (can you see it in my photo?) . And when the plant is fertilised it forms a centred ‘nest’
The article says that wild carrot helps distracted children to concentrate, to better resist the external stimuli, helps overactive children.
Wild carrots contain Provitamin A, vitamins B1, B2, C, pectin, mineral salts. They are used for making Mother tinctures (made from fresh plant) and homeopathic medicines D6, D8, D12 to improve mental activity, help when there is a lack of initiative, when a person is scattered, distracted, when the mood is depressed ...My knowledge of homeopathy is very limited. May be @torey could comment on this.
I use herbs as they are, so I just chew the seeds, add powdered to herbal salt or use as a spice. I take my “medicine” in form of food.
A wild carrot, like a domestic carrot, is a biennial plant. Probably the roots are also very useful, but the plant is difficult to identify in the first year and the roots have to be harvested in autumn of the first year. When it blooms, then all the power in the seeds, not in the roots. I take the seeds.
Does anybody have experience in using wild carrots?
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