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Carrot: natural ingredient of Wonderup

The carrot (Daucus carota) is a biennial species belonging to the family Umbelliferae (or Apiaceae).
Includes several subspecies, including the sativus, to which belong the varieties cultivated today.

Habitat

To the spontaneous state is a pest of pastures and uncultivated, common throughout Europe. Similarly there are many cultivated varieties of carrots were used for the root.

She was chosen as an ingredient in Wonderup because it contains components with estrogenic activity, above all the beta carotene that, like all phytoestrogens, is a substance similar to female hormones, and thus stimulates the natural development of the breast, the main receptor for estrogen in the body female. This property is confirmed by the traditional use of the carrot as a stimulator of breast milk: it acts on the breast by promoting the development of mammary glands.

Characteristics and properties of Carrot

This common vegetable used to prepare sauces and savory dishes, contains several active ingredients including the carotene substance converted by the body in vitamin A.
The Beta Carotene (Vitamin A) is necessary for the proper growth and repair of body tissues. Helps keep skin smooth, soft and healthy, to protect the mucous membranes of the mouth, nose, throat and lungs, thereby reducing susceptibility to infections. Protects against pollutants (antioxidant action against harmful effects caused for free radicals) and contrasts the stationary night blindness, weak eyesight, so it is essential for a good view. It helps in the formation of bones and teeth.

Current medical research shows that foods rich in Beta Carotene will help reduce the risk of lung cancer (especially in smokers who “burn” literally a lot of vitamin A) and some oral cancers. Unlike Vitamin A from fish liver oil, Beta Carotene is not toxic.

A diet rich in fat, work at the computer or with artificial light, pollution, cigarette smoking and other factors, contribute to cause an increased need for vitamin A and beta carotene. The same is true for people who spend much time watching television.

Carrot: natural ingredient of Wonderup

Characteristics and properties of Carrot (continued ...)

A Beta Carotene deficiency can result in decreased night vision, increased susceptibility to infections, skin dry and flaky, loss of appetite and of smell, frequent fatigue, lack of tearing, defective teeth, retarded growth of the gums. Carrots also contain another antioxidant, Glutathione.

Carrot also contains vitamins B, PP, D and E, and other useful components. For this reason, the carrot is an important vegetable for those who needs a supply of vitamins, such as children, elderly, convalescents. Thanks to the high content of vitamins and minerals, carrot enhances the body’s defenses and the ability of resistance to infective diseases. This root is also indicated to fight lung disease and gastro-duodenal, hepatic-biliary and dermatosis.
It also prevents the aging thanks to its antioxidant that combats the harmful effects of free radicals.

The carrot is also ...
  • Galactogogue: it facilitates the secretion of milk in nursing mothers
  • Emmenagogue: stimulates the flow of menstrual blood
  • Carminative: stimulates the production of gastric juices and helps digestion
  • Hepatic: tonifies liver and regenerates cells. Used for indigestion, colic, liver congestion, cirrhosis. Good after the acute phase of hepatitis, a violent bilious attack or drug poisoning. Rule cholesterol levels
  • Diuretic: affects liver and detoxification systems due to its ability to stimulate urine production and elimination of toxins and waste through the urine. Tonifies the kidneys
  • Purifies the blood: by helping to raise the level of hemoglobin
  • Rule the intestines: cooked, place a soothing action towards the digestive system and regulates the intestinal functions.
Cosmetic use of the carrot

The carrot has always been regarded by the ancient one of the natural remedies for skin diseases. In fact, vitamin A and beta carotene, which the carrot is rich, can be rightly, vitamins for the skin.

Carrot: natural ingredient of Wonderup

Cosmetic use of the carrot (continued ...)

Dry skin with impurities, the higher development of acne, difficulty of sunburn, the development of solar erythema, premature appearance of wrinkles, may depend in large part by an insufficient intake of this vitamin. In addition:

  • Anti-inflammatory: revitalizes and tones the skin. The pulp is used to treat dermatitis, eczema, rashes, wrinkles, and to heal wounds, burns, boils, dermatitis and cracking. Also used in sun creams and lotions
  • In eye care: not only favors the view, but it brings relief to the tired eyes inflamed
  • Nourishing: promotes healthy skin and is beneficial to areas of of skin that are regularly exposed to the sun and tend to blister and peel
  • Moisturizer: helps to repair skin tissue and helps in the treatment of dry and broken. The fresh root, finely chopped, can be used as a beauty mask for the face.
Composition and energetic value of the carrot
Source: National Institute of Nutrition

The carrot presents the following composition and energetic value (relying on 100 g. Of product): Edible part 95%, Water 91.6 g., Protein 1.1 g., Fat 0 g., 7.6 g available carbohydrate., Alimentary fiber 3.1 g ., Energy 33 kcal., Sodium 95 mg., Potassium 220 mg., Iron 0.7 mg., Calcium 44 mg., Phosphorus 37 mg., 0.7 mg niacin., Vitamin C 4 mg.

Carrot juice is a great equalizer of the intestinal flora and is used in infections and toxic infections of this organ, during convalescence after prolonged assumption of antibiotics or chemical drugs. It is also a powerful remineralizing. For these two properties (intestinal eubiotic and mineralizing) is used especially in diarrhea, which, in addition to toxic-infectious agents phenomena, there are also food intolerances. In such cases it is very useful to employ the carrot juice along with a fast of one day or more, until complete recovery intestinal function.

It is rich in vitamin A and determines, if taken intensively, a reddish-brown color of the skin, which may seem like a tan. Treats and prevents skin diseases, especially allergic basis as eczema or allergic base with strong alteration of the flora of the intestine and skin, as occurs in acne. It is said that the consumption of carrot juice is equivalent to a rejuvenated.