Celery seeds are the seeds of the celery plant, Apium graveolens. Celery seeds are used in many different ways, from cooking to medicine, and contains a number of unique properties used to improve a variety of bodily functions and ailments. It has been known to reduce blood pressure, relieve muscle spasms, and improve appetite. It is also good for arthritis, gout, and kidney problems. Celery seed also acts as a diuretic, antioxidant, and sedative.
Benefits of Celery Seed:
- Can help to reduce arthritis or even gout-related inflammation Celery extracts, which contain 85% 3-n-butylphthalide (3nB), are effective in giving relief from arthritis and muscular pains.
- Helps to lower blood pressure as well as cholesterol due to celery seed’s phthalides
- May contain antioxidants
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“…the important flavor constituents of the oil responsible for the typical aroma are 3-n-butyl-4-5-dihydrophthalide (sedanenolide), 3-n-butyl phthalide, sedanolide, and sedanonic anhydride present in very low levels (1–3%). Celery contains 15% fatty oil with the fatty acids: petroselenic (64.3%), oleic (8.1%), linoleic (18%), linolenic (0.6%), and palmitic acids. Phthalides especially sedanenaloide possess many health benefits. Celery extracts are reported to possess many nutraceutical properties, viz., antioxidant, hypolipidemic, hypoglycemic, and anti-platelet aggregation.” Source: Chemistry, Technology, and Nutraceutical Functions of Celery (Apium graveolens L.): An Overview
“Celery contained a phytosterol with some anti-inflammatory activity but it was concluded that the major anti-inflammatory effect was due to unidentified polar substances…Mannitol has been reported to reduce inflammation in adjuvant-induced arthritis in the rat. It was concluded that celery stem does possess anti-inflammatory properties which may form a basis for the reputation of the plant as a medicinal treatment for rheumatic disease.” Source: The Anti-inflammatory Activity of Celery Apium graveolens L. (Fam. Umbelliferae)
“Celery, because of compounds such as caffeic acid, p-coumaric acid, ferulic acid, apigenin, luteolin, tannin, saponin, and kaempferol, has powerful antioxidant characteristics, to remove free radicals. It is clear that celery, with different compounds and diverse concentration can have varied healing effects.” Source: A Review of the Antioxidant Activity of Celery (Apium graveolens L)
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