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CELERY SEED (Apium graveolens) - It contains valuable nutrients that contribute to many health benefits. Celery seeds are very small, tan to dark brown in color, and have a strong, pleasant aroma. The seeds are found inside the white flowers of the plant. Celery seeds are comprised of several valuable components such as flavonoids (plant pigments that protect cells from damage due to their antioxidant impact), coumarins (blood-thinning chemical compounds), and linoleic acid (an omega-6 fatty acid).
Celery seeds are mainly used in connection with rheumatism, arthritis, and gout. They are especially useful in rheumatoid arthritis where there is an associated mental depression. It also helps in Lowering Blood Pressure and Cholesterol
Celery has been used and suggested as an alternative therapy for arthritis, rheumatism, and gout. It seed is most often taken to aid in the maintenance of healthy joints. Celery seeds have been found to have anti-inflammatory properties that reduce swelling and pain around the joints. It is suitable for anyone who wishes to reduce the degeneration of body joints that commonly occurs with age. Celery seed can also ease joint discomfort that occurs due to inflammation and is, in fact, used for the relief of symptoms of conditions such as arthritis.
Celery seed has an antiseptic property that makes it useful to the health of the urinary tract and a diuretic property to help relieve fluid retention. Celery seed aids in the elimination of uric acid. These properties can prove useful in cases of bladder disorders, cystitis, and kidney disorders. Celery seed helps with urinary tract infection in women. The herb contains a diuretic substance that also benefits arthritis and gout patients, as it helps to flush away the uric acid crystals that build up around the joints. Celery helps shed water weight.
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