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Carrot Leaves = Increased Sex Hormones

Just got a bunch of carrots on sale and was wondering if juicing them whole - as in, with the leaves - wouldn’t be toxic. I then ran into the following:

Carrot leaves contain significant amounts of porphyrins, which stimulate the pituitary gland and lead to the release of increased
levels of sex hormones.

http://www.herbs2000.com/herbs/herbs_carrot.htm

Would be cool if it really has anabolic effects, wouldn’t it? Eat up the leaves and save the planet…

Can you pretty much eat any leaf from vegetables? Like beet leaves, and dandelion leaves (not really a veggie)? Well I can’t think of any others right now. But it’s not “toxic”, is it?