Do not throw away carrot leaves because they contain proteins, vitamins and minerals.
Actually, carrot leaves contain 6 time more vitamin C that the actual carrots. They are great source of calcium and chlorophyll; possess the ability to cleanse blood, lymph and adrenal glands from toxins.
Carrot leaves can also strengthen bones and improve vision.
The large amounts of potassium and vitamin C, which are contained in carrot leaves, can lower blood pressure, normalize the metabolism and protect against osteoporosis and heart disease.
Greek doctors have put carrot leaves on the list of 600 plants that are effective in treating cancer. Tea made from carrot leaves is used as a diuretic in homeopathy, for treating kidney diseases and reduction of flatulence stomach.
The juice of the leaves can be used as an antiseptic mouthwash and chewing carrot leaves is recommended for eliminating bad breath, sores and problems with bleeding gums.
Due to strong antiseptic properties carrot leaves can be mixed with honey and used to disinfect wounds.
They also contain substances which stimulate the function of the pituitary.
In Russian folk medicine carrot leaves are used in order to stimulate the uterus during deliveries so pregnant women should not consume them during pregnancy.