Celery. Properties

Celery is an excellent vegetable of the Umbelliferae family which grows throughout Spain as cultivated and wild in wetlands, so it is necessary to cultivate the ground is wet, preferably in rainy areas. It is prized because it is very healthy food, refreshing and easily digested and also has remarkable medicinal properties derived from their composition.

Composition of celery
In celery can clearly distinguish two parts, which differ in their composition: in the leaves is the ethereal oil of celery, Apion, the Inosit and a wealth of minerals (potassium, sodium, iron, manganese and calcium) . Among the vitamins we can highlight the A, PP and C, and the ethereal oil bulb besides, there are sugars, starch, pentosans, choline, tyrosine, glutamine, asparagine and especially vitamin B1 and B2.

Therapeutic properties of celery
At its high content of etheric oil of celery is due to its specific effect on the kidneys, then by ingesting the renal vessels dilate and thus increases the elimination of water, which accompany the toxic products of organic metabolism.

This explains the effectiveness of its employment in cases of gout, rheumatism, uric acid diathesis prone to the formation of kidney and nervous debility and depressed mood, often due to an excessive formation of acid in the tissues.

The power attributed aphrodisiac celery seems to be because the oil contained mostly in the celery seed and throne, has the effect of sex hormone, so it is not surprising that such activity also strengthened. While celery also contains glucosamine, which are analogous to the hormone insulin, which can be used in cases of diabetes to save consumption of insulin from the body of the diabetic, which is unprofitable.

Its wealth of minerals makes it a food and alkalinizing blood remineralizing very useful in cases of anemia and in the convalescent and weaknesses.


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