The tiny Celery Seed comes from the flower of the Apium graviolens or celery plant has been used for hundreds of years in Ayurvedic medicine to help heal the body.
Celery seed can relieve arthritis pain, reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure, help PMS symptoms and fight colds.
5 reasons why your should add celery seed to your diet:
- Cardiovascular health
Celery seed has diuretic properties which means that it helps reduce the amount of fluid in your body. It also contains coumarins that thin the blood. When these two properties come together they reduce blood pressure and improve blood circulation. This seed also contains linoleic acid and omega 6 fatty acids, both essential to promoting heart health.
- Reduces Menstrual Pain
This seed has the surprising ability to reduce the pain and cramping that affect so many women during menstruation. Apiol is the active ingredient that supports the endocrine system and lessens PMS symptoms along with helping to regulate irregular menstrual cycles.
- Arthritis and inflammation
Celery seed has anti-inflammatory and analgesic or pain relieving properties, making it the perfect antidote for those who suffer from sore muscles and joints due to arthritis.
- Kidney health and gout
As previously mentioned, Celery seeds are a diuretic and are often recommended for those who retain fluid, have had kidney stones or gout. They work by helping the body flush out toxins, such a uric acid, that contribute to creating gout and some forms of kidney stones. They are also recommended for urinary track infections and cystitis due to their antibiotic properties.
- Immune system support
Celery seeds contain both antibiotic and antiseptic compounds making them extremely useful in fighting colds and reducing infection. They also contain flavonoids and antioxidants that help keep your immune system strong and fight free radicals caused by poor diet, pollution, medication and other environmental toxins. Free radicals are one of the main causes of disease and ageing.
How to add celery seeds to your diet
Celery seeds have a pleasant to almost bitter taste an can be sprinkled on foods such as salads, sandwich fillings or soups. They can also be made into a tea, or for convenience taken as a supplement.
Who knew such a tiny seed could have so many healthful properties? ‘Ask a naturopath’ about more ways celery seed can help you.
Healthy Essentials premium quality Celery 5000 formula contains Celery Seed, traditionally used in Western Herbal Medicine to assist with the symptoms of mild arthritis, rheumatism and gout.