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We all love to throw some crunchy celery into a summer salad or into the kids’ lunchbox, but did you know that celery seed (Apium graveolens) has been used as a traditional medicinal herb for many decades. Its traditional actions are as a diuretic and antirheumatic. The seed contains an essential oil consisting of terpenes and phthalides and this is what has been used for natural health. The actual celery seed itself can be used as a food, often in soups and stews. It is rich in calcium, manganese, and iron and have a really balanced macronutrient profile of equal parts of carbohydrate, protein, and fat. Let’s check out celery seeds surprising benefit.
Supports joint comfort
Celery seed has been traditionally used to support stiff joints and uric acid balance. Celery is high in minerals particularly potassium which works as an advantage as an herbal diuretic. Celery contains minerals that counter-act the potential depletion of potassium and other minerals, so it works well with less side effects.
Joint and muscle stiffness can really slow you down. Celery seeds have been used to support joint and connective tissue disorders in vertebrates, one study showed. The main flavour compound is n-Butyl phthalide celery volatile oil, and it is reported to be used prophylactically.
Antioxidants help to protect our cells from free radicals and oxidative damage to our cells. Several studies have showed that celery seed extract has many different compounds that have powerful antioxidant properties. So, a healthy dose of celery seeds can be beneficial to your long-term health.
Blood pressure support
Celery seed may be used in the support of health blood pressure. Animal studies have confirmed this.
With celery seed’s ability to be a herbal diuretic, and its potassium content, it can help support the fluid balance in the body.
So, are you surprised at the many benefits of celery seeds? It’s truly amazing the gifts we receive from nature!
Can celery seed support joint comfort?
Celery seed has traditionally been used to support tired joints and uric acid balance. It contains minerals, particularly potassium, which can support joint comfort and works to support fluid balance.
How does celery seed help in immune support?
Celery seed has been used to support joint and connective tissue, which may indirectly contribute to immune support. It contains compounds, such as n-Butyl phthalide celery volatile oils, that may have supportive effects on the immune system. However, further research is needed to fully understand the mechanisms of celery seed’s impact on immune health.