Wild Carrot 

(Queen’s Anne Lace)

Other names: Lucerne

Scientific name: Daucus carota

Common names:

Ayurvedic names:

Chinese names:  Hu luo bo, huang luo bo, hu lu fai, hong lu fai

Bangladesh names: Gajar

Arabic names: الجزر البري (al jazar al barri)  

Rain Forest names:

Family: Apiaceae

Approximate number of species known:

Common parts used: Leaf, flower, seed

Collection:  Collected in summer when the flowers are out, or when seeding in late summer to early autumn

Annual/Perennial: Biennial or Annual

Height: 2 to 4 feet

Actions:  anti-lithic,anthelmintic, carminative, Diuretic, stimulant

Known Constituents:  Volatile Oil, alkaloid

Constituents Explained:


Carrot is an annual or biennial plant 2-4 feet tall.  The wild carrot has a tough, white, inedible root. The stem of the carrot plant is hairy and branched, the leaves bipinnate and cut into fine divisions.  The lacy, white flowers appear in a flat cluster, with 1 small deep purple floret at the center; 3 forked bracts beneath; blooms from April to October

Traditional Use:

Used as a urinary system antiseptic, for kidney stones, and for the prostate.  Like many kidney remedies that helps clears waste products through the kidneys it is used for rheutmitism and gout.

Seeds are sometimes used to ease upset digestion.

Clinical Studies: