Do not throw the carrot leaves because they contain proteins, vitamins and minerals. The carrot leaves contain 6 times more vitamin C than carrots alone.
The leaves are an excellent source of calcium and chlorophyll, they can clean the blood, lymph and adrenal glands of toxins. They also strengthen your bones and muscles and improve your vision.
The large amounts of potassium and vitamin C, which carrot leaves contain, can lower the blood pressure, normalize your metabolism, protect you against osteoporosis and heart disease.
Greek doctors put the carrot leaves on a list of 600 plants that are effective in treating cancer.
In homeopathy, tea from carrot leaves, is used as a diuretic to treat kidney disease and reduce bloating.
The juice of these leaves can be used as an antiseptic mouthwash. Chewing these leaves will eliminate the bad breath, the sores and the bleeding gums.
Because of the strong antiseptic properties, the carrot leaves can be mixed with honey and used to disinfect wounds. They also contain substances that can stimulate the work of the pituitary gland.
In Russian folk medicine the carrot leaves are used to stimulate the uterus during childbirth and because of that women should not consume them during pregnancy.
You can use carrot leaves in salads, along with garlic, ginger and pepper. You can add it to soups or fry them along with some other vegetables.