Dau'cus Caro'ta, Carrot (Seed). -- The fruit, U.S.P. 1820-1870; N. Asia, Europe; biennial herb, .6-1 M. (2-3 degrees) high, hispid; flowers July-Sept., white, root fleshy, fusiform, aromatic, edible; fruit 4 Mm (1/6') long, oval, flat, grayish-brown, each mericarp with 9 ribs, 6 vittae; odor aromatic; taste pungent; contains volatile oil, fixed oil. Stimulant, diuretic, excitant; dropsy, strangury, nephritic affections, amenorrhea, ulcers, eczema, itching; in infusion, fluidextract. Dose, gr. 10-30 (.6-2 Gm.).
Daucus Carota; magnified 5 diam.