Benefits of Celery
Celery is a bi-annual herb with fleshy root and spindle-shaped root. Celery stalk is branched and reaches a height of 40 to 80 cm. The leaves are dark green and glossy.
Celery stimulates metabolism in the body. It is rich in essential oils, vitamins and minerals. Celery root contains essential oil, sugar, asparagine, tyrosine, Colin, pentosan and fat.
Sweet thick celery root is commonly used for making salads, stews or as a spice for soups and stews. Celery leaves have a strong aromatic smell, and they are also used as a spice. Celery retains its distinctive smell after drying.
It’s leaves and roots have the same nutritional value, so usually both parts of the plant are used.
100 grams of celery (leaves and root) have small enegry value – 14 kcal / 59 kJ, including : 0.69 % protein, 2.97 % carbohydrates, and 0.17 % fat. Celery is an excellent source of vitamin K (29.3 μg, which provides 29 % of the recommended daily intake), fiber, vitamins and minerals.
Celery mostly contains vitamin C, then all B vitamins, carotene and vitamins K and E.
It has high nutritional value because of the mineral wealth it contains: 100 grams of celery contain sodium (98 milligrams), calcium (55 mg), magnesium (25 mg), potassium (291 milligrams) and phosphorus (40 mg).
Celery is considered to be very healthy and healing herb, because of the many nutrients and healthy substances it contains. Celery root and seeds are used to treat mild forms of anxiety and stress, fatigue, cough, loss of appetite.
It is often used to treat indigestion and diseases of stomach and intestines. Celery is also beneficial for patients diagnosed with diabetes.
Celery has a mild diuretic effect, similar to parsley. Thanks to its diuretic effect, celery can be used in treating: rheumatism, gout, arthritis, kidney and bladder sand and stones, urinary tract infections, cellulite and excessive body weight, asthma, lung inflammation, and nerve diseases . Celery provides prevention against these diseases so it should be consumed frequently.
Since it stimulates kidney function and helps the body flush out excess fluid, celery is good for treating some swellings, caused by cardiovascular diseases.
Celery removes toxins from the body, helps controlling high blood pressure, acts favorably in liver and gallbladder diseases and helps regulating blood sugar levels, which are the main reason why it is recommended for diabetics.
Celery cleans teeth from bacteria.
Celery is a natural body cleanser and is usually used for body detox.
Improves blood circulation.
Celery tea for rheumatism
Boil 40 grams of celery leaves in one liter of water for a few minutes. Cover the tea until it cools. Strain celery tea and drink it warm, several times a day, in a period of few weeks.
Celery helps against kidney disease
People suffering from certain kidney disease should drink fresh celery leaves juice, and you can also add some honey to sweeten celery juice.