Carrot is cure of several ailments
December 24, 2012
RAWALPINDI: Where only rich people have access to costly medicines and treatment, nature has kept share of common man in different fruit and vegetables like carrot which has important vitamins, minerals and offers prevention against different ailments.
Carrot, which is a healthy diet and energy drink, contains rich vitamin and mineral contents, besides other valuable nutrients.
Doctors and health experts highlighting the effectiveness of carrot have declared it “apple” for the people having meager resources.
Dr. Mian Iftikhar, a Medical Specialist, said that carrot especially its juice, is better for stomach and gastrointestinal health, which also solves a variety of digestive problems.
He said the vegetable-cum-fruit is useful in different cases like stomach disorder, peptic ulcers, gastritis, crohn’s disease (chronic inflammatory disease affecting the whole of the alimentary tract), diarrhoea, celiac disease (defective digestion found in children).
He said carrot juice, combined with spinach and a little lemon juice, is very effective in the treatment of constipation.
The juice cleanses the bowels, he said and added that this effect could not be expected soon after taking the juice but within two months, the bowel starts emptying regularly.
Family Physician Dr. Syed Hasnain Ali Johar, said appropriate use of carrot is helpful in fighting obesity, poisoning of the blood, gum disease, insomnia, inflamed kidney, liver, gallbladder, Alzheimer’s disease, colitis, ulcer and painful urination.
He said it is an excellent source of pro-vitamin A, vitamins C, D, E, K, B1 and B6, adding that carrot is also rich with biotin, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, organic sodium and some trace minerals.
The doctor said carrot can enhance the quality of mother’s milk, improving the appearance of skin, hair and nails.
He said the carrot soup has been found an effective natural remedy for diarrhoea, which supplies fluid to combat dehydration, replenishes sodium, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, sulfur and magnesium.