Celery Seeds: The Unsung Hero

Everyone is familiar with the versatile celery stock, but not everyone is familiar with the seeds that contain even more useful and nutritious qualities. Celery seeds have been mostly used in Ayurvedic medicine for over thousands of years, often to treat colds, for diuretic treatment and as an anti-inflammatory.

 

Other benefits:

Helps regulate blood pressure: As a natural diuretic, celery seeds may benefit patients with high blood pressure by speeding up salt excretion.3 High levels of salt in the blood can cause fluid buildup in the blood vessels, causing high blood pressure.4Celery seeds are a natural and safer alternative to artificial diuretics or water pills that are usually prescribed by conventional physicians.

Alleviates inflammation in gout and arthritis: Celery seeds are said to contain about 20 anti-inflammatory agents, which can help alleviate pain and discomfort from gout and arthritis.5

Reduces muscle spasms: The anti-inflammatory properties in celery seeds can help reduce muscle spasms and cramps, which is especially useful for athletes and women who suffer from menstrual pains.6

Contains antiseptic properties: In addition to its diuretic properties, celery seeds also have antiseptic components that can help relieve or prevent urinary tract infections.

 

Celery seeds have a spicy and warm aroma, which makes celery seed oil especially useful as a perfume and aromatic oil. It can also be used as mosquito repellant and to ease menstrual cramps.

 

Click to read the original article by Dr. Mercola

Sources: 

“Help Regulate Blood Pressure With Celery Seeds” by Dr. Mercola

 

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