Wild Carrot Herb - Herbal Tea
Wild Carrot Herb
Wild Carrot, also known as Queen Anne’s lace is naturalized in North America but has its origins in the temperate regions of Europe and southwest Asia.
Wild Carrot is a flowering herb and blooms with flower heads that are bright white and resemble lace work. Sometimes Wild Carrot, or Queen Anne’s Lace can be found with a single deep red flower in the center of the cluster and it is said that Queen Anne had pricked her finger and a single drop of blood dripped onto the flower when she was making the lace.
Wild Carrot closely resembles the deadly Water Hemlock and cultivation of Wild Carrot must be done with the highest caution. Distinguishable, the Wild Carrot has fine hairs on the stem and leaves and the root will smell like carrots. Wild Carrot has its history in folk medicines, however now is considered to be more of a noxious weed and considered a major pest in pastures. Wild Carrot is still appreciated by some and used as a food and medicinal herb.
Wild Carrot Tea
Wild Carrot tea is prepared by steeping 1 ounce of dried herb in 1 pint of boiling water for 10 minutes.
Wild Carrot Uses * Herbal Remedies
Beneftis of Wild Carrot
Historically, Wild Carrot seeds were used as a natural birth control in women. Today it can be used to bring on menstruation and has even been thought to be effective as a ‘morning after’ drug.
Wild Carrot tea is thought to be effective in urinary disorders and the formation of kidney stones.
Wild Carrot root is edible and is best when the young tender plant is eaten.
Wild Carrot Cautions
Wild Carrot Side Effects
Ultimate caution must be used if wild harvesting Wild Carrot because it is easily mistaken for Water Hemlock.
Wild Carrot is not to be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
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