HERBAL herbs and spice

Remedial benefits of Carrot


The carrot name comes from a greek word “karoton”.Carrot is a root vegetable , usually orange in colour. Purple, black ,red,white, and yellow colours also exists.  It  is cultivated for its leaves and roots. The most edible part is its tap-root. In india , carrots are used in variety of ways such  as salads, juice or as a vegetable. A popular variation in north india is the gajar ka halwa , gajar pak.

Indian name :Gajar

scientific name : Daucus carota

NUTRITION:  Raw carrots 

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 173 kJ (41 kcal)
9.6 g
Sugars 4.7 g
Dietary fiber 2.8 g
0.24 g
0.93 g
Vitamin A equiv.


835 μg


8285 μg

256 μg
Thiamine (B1)

0.066 mg

Riboflavin (B2)

0.058 mg

Niacin (B3)

0.983 mg

Pantothenic acid (B5)

0.273 mg

Vitamin B6

0.138 mg

Folate (B9)

19 μg

Vitamin C

5.9 mg

Vitamin E

0.66 mg

Vitamin K

13.2 μg


33 mg


0.3 mg


12 mg


0.143 mg


35 mg


320 mg


69 mg


0.24 mg

Other constituents
Fluoride 3.2 µg
Water 88 g


  1. carrot is a high source of antioxidants known as carotenoids especially beta carotene which activates vitamin A . Vitamin A is beneficial in improving vision and very helpful in nyctalopia (night blindness).
  2. Treats skin allergies as well as leucoderma.Carrot increase melanin hormone production.MELANIN  strenghtens cells and improves skin resistance against heavy ultraviolet rays.
  3. Carrot is a great immune booster.
  4. Decreases the risk of a very severe disease nowadays which is heart disease.It decreases  the risk of heart disease and stroke.
  5. Gives protection against cancer.
  6. Helps in improving oral health due to its antibacterial properties.
  7. Improves digestive system as it is rich in fibre and its antioxidant properties.
  8. Boosts wound healing.
  9.  Also protects brain health and cognitive function.
  10. Due to presence of vitamin A , it helps the liver in flushing out toxins from the body.
  11. Protects teeth and gums from bacteria.

How to take :

  •  carrot juice (easiest and commonly used way to take it).
  • we can take it in a raw form as salads.
  • cooked form as vegetables.
  • boiled form as soup.
  • grinned form as paste (chutney).
  • sweets like gajar pak , gajar ka halwa.
  • carrot pickle.

NOTEFor best benefits take it as in raw form(salad) and as juice

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