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Candy Carots.

Botanical name:

Daucus Cretensis.

A PLANT frequent in the east, and cultivated in some places for the seed. It grows near a yard high; the stalk is firm, upright, striated, and branched: the leaves are like those of fennel, only more finely divided, and of a whitish colour; the flowers are white, and the seeds are oblong, thick in the middle, and downy.

These seeds are the only part used: They are good in colics, and they work by urine, but those of our own wild plant are more strongly diuretic.


The Family Herbal, 1812, was written by John Hill.



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