PHYTOTHERAPY: MEDICINAL PROPERTIES OF CELERY
In addition to be a highly convenient food, celery has been used as a medicinal plant since ancient times. Among others, we could mention the following applications:
Internal use preparations with celery
- Nervousness: It has a calming effect on nerves (Decoction of 30 g of dried root per liter of water. Take a couple of glasses a day.)
- Gout: To lower uric acid and prevent gout we can prepare an infusion of 1.5 g of seeds per cup. We will take a couple of cups a day.
- Cardiac arrhythmias: To regulate the heart rate, we can take daily 30 g of seed powder, divided into 3 doses.
- Cholesterol: To lower cholesterol, we can take the fresh plant juice.
- expectorant: Used to expel the mucus that accumulate in the chest following a bout of flu, bronchitis. (Decoction of 30 g of dried root per liter of water. Take a couple of glasses a day.)
- Stomach: It whets the appetite (Half an hour decoction of 30 g of root per liter of water. Take a cup before each main meal of the day)
- Sedative for the stomach: It cures the pain and prevents spasms (infusion of 40 g of root per liter of water. 2 cups per day)
Celery for external poultices
- Vulnerary: With properties to heal wounds and scars and promote healing (Application in the form of rinsing over the wound or sore. Apply a poultice made with tender leaves on the affected area)
- Chilblains: Another one of their external properties is its ability to cure chilblains (1 hour decoction of 250 g of the plant per liter of water. Perform foot baths with the liquid for 15 minutes 3 times a day)
- Mouthwash: It’s very suitable to cure mouth sores and gum problems, such as gingivitis (Crush the dried plant and make a mouthwash)
- Voice problems: problems of lack of voice (aphonia) can get better by gargling with the decoction of the tender plant.
Main curative properties of celery
Is celery a safe plant?
Celery may present some contraindications, toxicity and side effects that every body has to know before starting any treatment or eating it.
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19 November, 2021