Phytochemical and Pharmacological Review of Carrot (Daucus carota L.)Journal: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Medicine (IJPSM) (Vol.6, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2021-01-30
Authors : Engla Kartika; Zulharmita; Boy Chandra; Harrizul Rivai;
Page : 75-82
Keywords : Carrots; Daucus carota L.; Phytochemicals; Pharmacological Activities;
Carrots (Daucus carota L.) are vegetables that are widely recognized by Indonesians. This plant is easy to obtain and has excellent benefits and benefits. Therefore, it is necessary to get information about phytochemicals and their pharmacological effects. Information search is carried out through Google Scholar. The results show that carrots are rich in chemical compounds such as vitamins (A, B, C), alkaloids, carotenoids, flavonoids, tannins, anthraquinones, carbohydrates, saponins, diterpenes, steroids, phenolic acids, beta-carotene, phenols, coumarin, triterpenoids, essential oils. Chlorogenic acid, folic acid, pantothenic acid, and minerals (sodium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, potassium, sodium, magnesium). These compounds have been isolated from the leaves, tubers, bark, and flowers by various extraction methods. Pharmacologically, this plant has been reported to have antioxidant, antibacterial, sedative, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, anthelmintic, anticancer, antidepressant, anti-cholesterol, gastric anti-ulcer, and renal protective activity. Thus, carrots can be used as ingredients for herbs, and further research needs to be done to isolate medicinal compounds from carrots.
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