Carrots
     Daucus carota

Called the King of the vegetable juices carrot juice is extremely high in pro-vitamin A (beta-carotene).    Pro-vitamin A is converted to vitamin A in the body depending on the bodys need for vitamin A (there is no such thing as a toxic dose of carrot juice).    Carrot juice also contains vitamins B, C, D, E, K and the minerals calcium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, and trace minerals. 

Therapeutic Benefits:
Carrot juice is excellent for skin problems such as acne, boils, cysts, and abscesses, dry and rough skin.   These problems are mainly related to a poor diet and life style, which result in an acid condition of the blood.   Carrot juice can neutralize this condition because it is rich in potassium and vitamin A.

Lupus Erythematosus (an autoimmune disease) is a systemic disease that causes inflammatory damage to connective tissue in the joints, muscles, skin, kidneys, heart, lungs, and nervous system.   It can be remedied with high amounts of vitamin A, mineral salts, and natural carbohydrates.   Carrot juice can fill the above need of the body and protect the individual from excess consumption of vitamin A (hypervitaminosis A).

Drinking a lot of carrot juice over a long period of time can cause your skin to turn slightly yellow.    This is because carrot juice detoxifies your liver and purifies your blood (a good effect), the toxins leaving your body cause the color.  To reduce this, dilute your carrot juice with a green such as wheat grass, kale, or chlorophyll (a commercial combination of green juices) etc.    The three Cs juice drink, Carrot, Celery and Cabbage; drink at dinner or supper or both daily.

The amount of carotene (which is converted to vitamin A in the liver) contained in carrots is indicated by the depth of the coloring matter.   The large, firm, dark-yellow carrots, therefore, should be selected for juicing, rather than the light-yellow ones, because of their greater carotene content.   Another vitamin contained in carrot juice is vitamin E.   This vitamin appears in three forms, known chemically as alpha-, beta-, and gamma-tocopherol, and commonly known as the vitamin E complex.   In animal experimentation, vitamin E has been found to affect reproduction. When foods bearing this vitamin were fed to animals which had failed to reproduce, their sterility was overcome.

Vitamin A promotes growth of bones and teeth, the maintenance of healthy body tissues, and the maintenance of normal glandular functions.   It aids in the resistance to infections.   Vitamin A is especially necessary in the diet of expectant mothers to build up and maintain the health of both mother and the developing child.    Fresh carrot juice should be included in the diet not only during pregnancy, but also during the period of nursing the baby.

Responsive Conditions:
Arthritis    Asthma    Bladder Problems    Bone Problems    Cancer    Diabetes
Eye Disorders    Hay Fever    Liver Disorders    Pregnancy and Delivery    Ulcers
Weakness (Digestive and Muscular) Weight Loss

Sources:
Live Foods Live Bodies, Jay and Linda Kordich, Kordich Group International, Inc 2006
The Juicing Book by Stephen Blauer, Avery Publishing Group Inc., NY, 1989
Living and Raw Foods: The Wonders of Carrot Juice,
www.living-foods.com/articles/carrotjuice

 
Important Note:
The information presented herein by The Natural Path Botanicals is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.

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