Celery juice is good by itself or mixed with other vegetable juices, and goes best with carrot. Celery juice has a calming effect on the nervous system. This is probably due to its high concentration of organic alkaline minerals, especially sodium.
Organic sodium, which is abundant in celery juice, has received a bad name lately because of some people's habitual overuse of inorganic sodium chloride (table salt). Unlike inorganic sodium chloride, organic sodium found in celery juice is naturally blended with many other useful minerals. It is essential to the proper functioning of all major body systems. Organic sodium is the element in blood that makes it salty
How To Make Celery Drink
How To Make Celery Drink
4 stalks celery, washed properly
Small piece of ginger root, washed (use 2 medium carrots instead of ginger root)
1/2 cup water
Granulated sugar or honey to sweeten
1. Wash and cut celery stalks into pieces. Wash and cut ginger root into pieces.
2. In a blender, add 1/2 cup of water, celery pieces and ginger and blend well. Strain and sweeten.
3. Put to be chilled or serve with ice
Salad with lettuce, celery, onion, apple, and baked chicken
Benefits of celery
Celery has long been known to be one of the best foods to keep your blood pressure normal. It dilates blood vessels like most potent drugs, but without the harmful side effects. According to my parents, celery is better than Viagra. Furthermore, the actual aroma of celery contains two steroids called androsterone and androstenol
Celery has been held as an aphrodisiac and contains, vitamin E, magnesium, niacin, potassium, sodium and zinc. And it gets even better because celery also contains arginine, a natural amino acid that expands blood vessels much like Viagra. Yet, unlike Viagra, arginine also increases blood flow to the clitoris and makes female genitals more responsive.
Many times celery can be very irritating to a sensitive stomach because it contains a great deal of insoluble fibre. If irritation occurs, dilute the celery juice with other juices, for example carrot or apple juice. Celery can be eaten raw, preferably with other vegetables.
Celery Seed Health Benefits
Celery seed has been used as medicine for thousands of years in the Eastern world. During ancient times.
Today, celery seed is used mostly as a diuretic, meaning it helps your body eliminate water by increasing urine output. Celery seed is also used for:
- Treating arthritis and gout
- Helping reduce muscle spasms
- Calming the nerves
- Reducing inflammation
- Lowering blood pressure
The celery plant is slender and stands about 2 to 3 feet tall. It has 3 to 5 segmented leaves and flowers with small white petals. Celery seeds, which are found in the flowers, are very small, tan to dark brown, and have a strong, pleasant smell.
Celery seeds contain several substances, including:
- Volatile oils
- Flavonoids, which are antioxidants that give plants their colours and may protect cells from damage
- Coumarins, chemicals that help thin the blood
- Linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid
Celery seeds are available as:
- Fresh or dried seeds
- Capsules filled with celery seed oil
- Celery seed extract
Note: The dose depends on what you are taking it for and which form you are taking, such as celery seed oil capsules or tablets, extract, or whole celery seeds. Ask your doctor to help you determine the right dose.
Pregnant women should not use celery seed because it may lead to uterine bleeding and muscle contractions in the uterus, which could cause miscarriage.
People with active kidney inflammation should not take celery seed.
People with low blood pressure should use caution when considering taking celery seed as a supplement.
Some people who are allergic to birch pollen may also be allergic to celery seed.
Some of the chemicals in celery stems and seeds can cause the skin to become very sensitive to the sun's UV rays. Use sunscreen or sunblock lotions.
DO NOT take celery seeds from a gardening packet. These seeds have usually been treated with chemicals.