What good is celery
Coming from the Mediterranean countries, celery is known not only in culinary circles. It is widely used in medical purposes and has a tonic effect on the human body.
Celery is a biennial herbaceous plant. In appearance resembles parsley, but a root. He has a pronounced spicy aroma and sweet-bitter taste. Celery root crop since ancient times is considered useful and widely used not only in cooking, but also a folk medicine. In ancient Greece, the celery was surrounded by a halo of magic. Women believed that he retains his youth, beauty and enhances sexual desire. It was believed that this plant brings luck and happiness, gives mutual love. In ancient Greece, celery wove wreaths for the winners. Root vegetables, celery leaves and seeds are rich in potassium, calcium, sodium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, sulfur, zinc, essential oils, vitamins B1, B2, PP, oxalic acid, fiber and other nutrients. Because celery contains a unique set of amino acids necessary for human body, proteins, vitamins and minerals, it is able to provide a stable cell regeneration, and thus slow down the aging process. Currently, celery is used in various diets, the main purpose of which is not only a reduction in weight of the patient, but also normalization of blood pressure, overall strengthening of immunity, the treatment of insomnia and stomach diseases, regulation of hormonal and others. The essential oil contained in the roots, helps to stimulate production of gastric juice has a positive effect in vomiting, chronic colitis, gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer. A decoction of the roots of celery used in the treatment of inflammatory diseases of the kidneys and kidney stones, to remove toxins. In addition, celery root decoction is used to treat prostatitis and false potency seeds - painful menstruation. Celery juice treated the affected skin with urticaria and allergic dermatitis. Due to the ability to normalize metabolism using celery as an auxiliary therapeutic agent for people with diabetes. However, celery seeds contain substances which can cause contractions of the uterus in women. In this connection, the reception of infusions on the basis of this component should be excluded from the diet, the treatment of pregnant women or be under close medical supervision. Regular consumption of celery juice, as well as decoctions improves the general condition of the body, cleanses the blood, helps get rid of various diseases of the skin and hair. In addition, celery is useful to view the treatment of rheumatism, arthritis, gout, eases migraine attacks, calms the nerves and is an antioxidant.