The ancient peoples knew long ago about the benefits of celery and its healing power. Today, due to its specific taste, many people use this plant as an addition to salads and soups, and very little is known about its true value.
Celery is a real fighter for immunity, it contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, E, K, as well as iron, calcium, magnesium and zinc. Thanks to its composition, celery strengthens the immune system, making the body resistant to disease.
Celery root helps with anemia, reduces the progression of oncological diseases, helps with kidney and heart diseases. Celery is ideal for those who have a fast lifestyle and do not pay attention to a healthy diet, and also helps to lose weight.
Its healing properties are manifested in various hormonal dysfunctions (disorders caused by menopause, infertility, allergies), as well as in the fight against diabetes, rheumatism and arthritis.
Composition of celery
Celery is rich in essential oils, vitamins and minerals. Celery root contains essential oil, sugar, aspirin, asparagine, tyrosine, choline, alosorubusene, pentosan and fat. In celery, the root and the leaf have the same nutritional value, so both parts of the plant are used.
The energy value of 100 grams of celery (root with leaves) is small – it is 14 kcal / 59 kJ. Of these are: 0.69% protein, 2.97% carbohydrates and 0.17% fat. Celery is an excellent source of vitamin K (29.3 ,g, which means 29% of the recommended daily allowance), fiber, vitamins and minerals. Of the vitamins, celery contains the most vitamin C, followed by all the B vitamins, carotene and vitamins K and E. The nutritional value of celery is in the richness of mineral ingredients. 100 grams of celery contains: sodium (98 mg), calcium (55 mg), magnesium (25 mg), potassium (291 mg) and phosphorus (40 mg).
Healing effect of celery
Due to the many nutrients and healthy substances that celery contains, this herb is considered very medicinal and healthy. Celery root and seeds are used to treat mild forms of anxiety and restlessness, fatigue, cough, loss of appetite, often used for indigestion, diseases of the stomach and intestines. Celery is also useful for diabetics.
Celery has a mild diuretic effect, similar to parsley. Due to its diuretic effect, celery can be used against: rheumatism, gout, arthritis, sand and stones in the kidneys and bladder, inflammation of the urinary tract, cellulite and overweight, asthma, pneumonia, diseases on the nerves. Celery has a preventive effect against these diseases, so it should be consumed more often.
Because it stimulates the kidneys and removes excess fluid from the body, celery is also good for people with edema, which is caused by cardiovascular disease. Celery removes toxins from the body, helps regulate high blood pressure, has a beneficial effect on liver and bile diseases and helps regulate blood sugar, which is why it is recommended for diabetics.