CELERY is a vegetable of the “Apiaceae”family and has been used for centuries in Asia as a folk remedy for high blood pressure. It is well known for its crunchy stalks. Stalks of protection – Celery
Hippocrates,(“the father of medicine“,) wrote that celery could be used to calm the nerves and indeed its very high in calcium level is likely to be the reason for this phenomenon.
Stalks of protection – Celery
This member of the parsley family contains compounds that may help lower blood pressure and help prevent cancer. Celery is best eaten raw.
The seeds are very rich in iron and many vitamins, including A, B, and C. Celery is grown in India, China, the Netherlands and Hungary for its essential oil.
Leave on the leaves because they are very good for you, they contain the most potassium, vitamin C, and calcium. During cooking, most of the compounds in celery hold up!
Celery root also known as celeriac is available year-round with a peak season during the winter. The texture of raw Celery root is very similar to that of an apple or raw potato.
- The possible health benefits of celery and its seeds include:
- Celery helps to reduce high blood pressure
- Purifies blood
- May help in the treatment of arthritis and rheumatic disorders
- Celery seeds have anti-inflammatory properties
- Stimulates the thyroid and pituitary glands
- Possibly antioxidant
- Celery clears uric acid from painful joints
- Act on the kidneys and is a mild diuretic
- Digestive, reducing spasm in the muscle of the intestinal tract and acting as an anti-inflammatory agent.
- Celery – the crunchy vegetable contains a chemical that can lower levels of stress hormones in your blood. This allows your blood vessels to expand giving your blood more room and reducing pressure.
Eating a cup of celery, raw or cooked, provides about 9 milligrams of vitamins C,15% of Daily Value; 426 milligrams of potassium; 12 % of Daily Value; and 60 milligrams of calcium 6% of Daily Value; One tablespoon of celery seeds contains 3 milligrams of iron, 17% of the Daily Value
Eating a cup of celery, raw or cooked, provides about 9 milligrams of vitamins C,15% of Daily Value; 426 milligrams of potassium; 12 % of Daily Value; and 60 milligrams of calcium 6% of Daily Value;
One tablespoon of celery seeds contains 3 milligrams of iron, 17% of the Daily Value
CAUTION, RISK and FOOD ALERT
Don’t use if you are pregnant. Use with caution if you have a kidney disorder. Those who are allergic to the celery should be cautious and check food labels, as even small traces of celery can cause a reaction.
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Source:BOOK “The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Healing Remedies & “The Doctors Book of Food Remedies”