Celery, Calories, benefits and harms, Useful properties

Genus of plants in the family Umbelliferae (Apiaceae), vegetable
culture. A total of about 20 types of celery, common
on almost all continents except Antarctica. Most
Celery is known fragrant, or cultivated (Apium graveolens)
– biennial plant up to 1 meter high. In the first year
forms a rosette of leaves and root crop, in the second year
the plant blooms. Celery is a moisture-loving plant
and cold-resistant, seeds germinate already at 3 ° C (optimally
– at 15 ° C), seedlings tolerate frosts down to -5 ° C.

Celery comes from a wild plant that grows
in Europe and Asia in marshy areas. It was originally used
as a medicinal plant, and also served as a decoration
table. It was only in the .th century that they began to eat it.
Celery came to America at the beginning of the .th century. Today
grown in two varieties: petiole and root.

The most valuable parts of celery are firm crunchy
stems and fleshy root. Celery seeds are also used
in cooking as a seasoning. In addition, the seeds
celery contains a healthy oil that is widely used
in perfumery and pharmaceuticals. Celery salt is obtained
from celery roots. Celery salt is a rich source
organic sodium, which increases the body’s absorption
nutrients.

Useful properties of celery

Fresh celery contains (per 100 g):

Calories 14 Kcal

Vitamin
B4 6,1 Potassium, K 260 Vitamin C 3,1 Sodium,
Na 80 Vitamin
B3 0,32 Calcium, Ca 40 Vitamin E 0,27 Phosphorus,
P 24 Vitamin B5 0,246 Magnesium, Mg 11

Full composition

Roots and celery leaves contain the most valuable
amino acids, asparagine, tyrosine, carotene, nicotine
acid, trace elements, essential oils, boron,
calcium, chlorine,
essential fatty acids, folates, inositol, iron,
magnesium, manganese,
phosphorus, potassium,
selenium, sulfur, zinc,
vitamins A, B1,
B2, B3,
B5, B6, C,
E, K.
Celery is also rich in fiber.

Celery is able to slow down the aging process, so
as a unique set of proteins, vitamins contained in it,
acids and minerals ensures cell stability
organism. Celery has soothing properties
– celery greens are used to treat nervous
disorders resulting from overwork.
The essential oil found in the roots and stalks of celery
stimulates the secretion of gastric juice. Celery include
in the menu of patients with diabetes. It improves water-salt
exchange, so it is especially recommended for the elderly.

Coumarins, which are rich in celery, help with migraines.

Celery is useful for people suffering from arthritis, rheumatism
and gout. Its anti-inflammatory properties help
reduce swelling and pain around joints. Stems
celery contain a diuretic substance that helps
remove uric acid crystals that form
around the joints. Celery leaves normalize metabolism
substances and are useful for patients with diabetes.

Celery has anti-allergic, antiseptic
anti-inflammatory, wound healing properties. Known
mild laxative properties of celery and its ability
improve the overall tone of the body and strengthen the physical
and mental performance.

Regular consumption of celery juice cleanses the blood and helps
get rid of many skin diseases (for greater efficiency
it is recommended to mix celery juice with nettle juice
and dandelion). If a
mince fresh celery and mix
in equal proportions with melted butter
oil, you get a remedy that can heal any
wounds, ulcers, burns and inflammations.

Celery seeds help eliminate uric acid.
Thus, celery is good for people with medical conditions.
bladder, cystitis, liver problems and
etc. Celery seeds also help prevent infections.
urinary tract in women.

Celery preparations are used to regulate
liver and kidney activity, enhancement of sexual function.
They are also used as sleeping pills, pain relievers,
wound healing agents, remedy for obesity, for
prevention of atherosclerosis, normalization of metabolism,
as antiallergic. Celery juice is used for
treatment of urolithiasis, with gastrointestinal
diseases, as a remedy for allergies, diathesis, urticaria.

Dangerous properties of celery

Contraindication – pregnancy. Celery seeds contain substances
which cause contraction of the uterus and, therefore, can lead
to miscarriage in pregnant women.

It is not recommended to consume celery root for people suffering from
ulcers or gastritis
as well as those who have increased acidity of the stomach, since the juice of this
vegetable has a stimulating effect on the gastrointestinal
tract. You should not use celery for varicose veins, thrombophlebitis
and lactation.

Video
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    What Happens When You Drink Celery Juice Every Morning

You can learn about the useful and harmful properties of celery from the lips of doctors by watching this video.

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