What is celery?
Around 450 B.C., the ancient Greeks made wine from celery and served it as an award at athletic games. Celery tonics and elixirs have been used since the late 19th century. Today, of course, we use celery to flavor food, soap, and gum. High In fiber, this vegetable is popular with dieters.
Celery comes from Apium graveolens, a widely cultivated biennial herb. Steam distillation of the seeds yields oil of celery.
Common doses of celery
Celery comes in capsules (450 and 505 milligrams). Experts disagree on what dose to take.
Why people use celery herb
- As a digestive aid
- Urine retention
Side effects of celery
Call your health care practitioner if you experience any of these possible side effects of celery:
- allergic reactions, such as throat closure, facial swelling, and hives.
- skin inflammation.
Large doses can cause slowing of the nervous system, resulting in such symptoms as drowsiness.
Combining herbs with certain drugs may alter their action or produce unwanted side effects. Tell your health care practitioner about any prescription or nonprescription drugs you’re taking
Important points to remember
- Avoid celery capsules if you’re pregnant or breast-feeding.
What the research shows
Several therapeutic claims for celery have been verified. For instance, celery lowered blood pressure in a small study of patients with high blood pressure. Nonetheless, medical experts don’t recommend using it in amounts greater than those normally found in food
Other names for celery : –
Other names for celery include apium, celery seed, celery seed oil, marsh parsley, smallage, and wild celery.
Products containing celery are sold under such names as Cachets Lesourd, Dr. Brown’s Cel-Ray, Guaiacum Complex. Herbal Diuretic Complex. Rheumatic Pain. and Vegetex.