Hill Carrot
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Hill Carrot
ative Photo: Prashant Awale
Common name: Hill Carrot, Wild carrot • Gujarati: બાફળી Baphali, દકુ Daku, એલા Ela • Hindi: डुकू Duku • Marathi: बाफळी Baphali • Persian: دوقو Duqu Source: Names of Plants in India
Botanical name: Peucedanum grande    Family: Apiaceae (Carrot family)

Hill Carrot is a herb from the carrot is an erect herb 3-4 ft in height, with yellow flowers arranged in a compound umbel. It flowers during the later half of the monsoons. The fruit is used in curries as a flavouring agent. Hill Carrot is found in the Western Ghats.
Medicinal uses: The infusion of the fruit is used in doses of ½ to 1 ounce like that of fennel seeds, as carminative, diuretic and stimulant in flatulency, gastric and intestinal disorders etc.

Identification credit: Pravin Kawale Photographed in Maharashtra.

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