Celery is a vegetable of the Apiaceae family.
Celery is known as Apium graveolens (A. graveolens). Other members of Apiaceae, or carrot, family, includes parsnips, parsley, and the root vegetable celeriac.
Well known for its crunchy sounds, people often snack due to its low-calories.
The Health Benefits of Celery and its Seeds include:
Apigenin and apigenin-rich diets reduces certain inflammatory proteins and restore immune balance.
The phthalides in this herb also stimulate the secretion of bile juices, which work to reduce cholesterol levels. Less cholesterol means less plaque on the artery walls and a general improvement in heart health.
Celery seeds help in decreasing uric acid because it is commonly used for its diuretic properties, meaning that it stimulates urination. Therefore, it is good for fighting bladder disorders, kidney problems, cystitis, and other similar conditions.
Boosts Immune System
Celery is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, boosts the immune system and makes it more active and efficient. Eating this vitamin C rich vegetable regularly can reduce your risk of catching a common cold, and protect against other diseases.
Regular consumption of celery juice before meals may help reduce your weight. It is very low in calories and is also filling due to its high fiber content. Celery can help reduce craves to overeat and help you keep the weight down.
The presence of coumarins in celery can provide relief from migraines. The exact mechanism isn’t completely understood, but research points to a suppression of nitric oxide release in the brain, which can cause headaches and migraines.
Celery contains a flavanoid called luteolin. Studies show that luteolin may possess anti-cancer properties. Polyacetylenes compounds in celery are chemo-protective and prevents a host of cancer formations, specifically breast cancer, lung cancer, intestinal cancer, colon cancer, pancreatic cancer and leukemia. Celery is a very powerful anti-cancerous vegetable.
Celery may also be useful in treating joint pain and soothing the nervous system.
Celery seeds have long been used in medicine to treat other conditions, these conditions include arthritis and gout.
Organic celery is better to consume because it is free from pesticides. Commercially grown ones typically contain high doses of chlorothalonil, which is highly carcinogenic. There are eight known families of cancer-combating compounds that celery possesses, for example vitamin C and vitamin E, phthalides, acetylenics, phenolic acids and coumarins.