MEDICAL BENEFITS OF APIUM GRAVEOLENS (CELERY HERB)

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Prof. Satyanand Tyagi

Abstract

Celery (Apium graveolens) is an alimentary herb as well as a special medicinal plant. Celery leaves are used for
spicing up foods and drinks such as cocktails. It contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, E, K, P and minerals such as iron,
calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and zinc. Vitamin C contained by celery strengthens the immunologic system and at
the same time makes the body more resistant against new diseases. Calcium, potassium and magnesium act towards the
same goal, straightening the body. Along with magnesium, iron is effective in alleviating the effects of anemia. Celery
has the ideal quantities of iron and magnesium to stop oncological diseases from progressing. The juice extracted from
the petioles can be used for edema, rheumatic tendencies, gout, flatulence, chronic pulmonary catarrh, tendencies
toward overweight and lack of appetite. It is a strong diuretic, and is used as a urinary antiseptic, mainly because of the
volatile oil apiol. Celery can be helpful in treating skin problems, when it is used raw, or prepared as tea. Celery seed
decoction is used for bronchitis, rheumatism, and as a sedative. Seeds are also used as a blood purifier, and are very
helpful in treating arthritis. Oil extracted from the root can restore sexual potency affected by illness.
KEY WORDS: Apium graveolens, Celery, Antioxidants, Seeds, Liver

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Tyagi, P. S. (2013). MEDICAL BENEFITS OF APIUM GRAVEOLENS (CELERY HERB). Journal of Drug Discovery And Therapeutics, 1(05). Retrieved from http://jddt.in/index.php/jddt/article/view/73
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