Celery contains very powerful healing characteristics which are commonly used in the traditonal medicine for treatment of numerous diseases. It appeared in the 18th century in Europe and provoked numerous prejudices. It was a symbol of death and sorrow in Egypt. On the other hand, Greeks and Romans considered it as a sacred plant, especially beneficial for people having damaged nerves.
Celery is one of the most nutritious foods
The roots and leaves of celery contain asparagine, tyrosine, carotene, microelements, essential oils, and tyrosine. Moreover, they are an amazing source of vitamin B (Riboflavin, thiamine), vitamin K, ascorbic acid, vitamin E, protein, provitamin A, and choline.
How to Use Celery as a Medicine
- For reducing the blood pressure – Eat whole and raw celery to improve liver function and to lower the high blood pressure.
- For menopause – Add 1/2 tsp. of minced celery in 1 cup of boiling water and brew for 8 hours. Drink 1 tbsp., 4 times on a daily basis, for 27 days.
- For rheumatism – Put 1 tbsp. of ginger in 2 cups of boiling water and brew for 4 hours in a sealed container. Consume 2 tbsp. 4 times on a daily basis, half an hour before the meals.
- For insomnia – Put 1/8 cup of celery root in 4 cups of pre-boiled water and brew for 8 hours. Then, drain the mxiture and take 1 tsp. of it, thrice a day.
- For allergies – Squeeze the juice from a celery root and drink 1 tsp. of it, 3 times on a daily basis, half an hour before your meals.
- Regulates alkaline balance – To maintain the pH levels in the body and to prevent the acidic state consume the celery on a regular basis.
- Fights cancer – Celery has luteolin, a flavonoid that delays the development of the breast cancer cells. It prevents their expansions, especially in people suffering of colorectal and pancreas cancer.
NB: the darker the color of the celery is, the stronger it tastes. Steam the celery to preserve its natural taste and get 99% of its nutrients.