Produce Name : Celery

Availability : All Round the Year

Celery is a vegetable that is popular with the health conscious. It is almost absent of calories, yet contains important vitamins and minerals. It also adds a little crunch to any recipe, and is mainly used in salads.

Nutritional Facts

Celery seed contains two oils - one heavy, the other lighter; it also contains apiol. It contains eight different families of anti-cancer compounds, such as phthalides and polyacetylenes, that detoxify carcinogens.

Medicinal / Therapeutic Use

Celery acts as a carminative stimulant, diuretic, tonic, nervine, useful in hysteria, promoting restfulness and sleep, and diffusing through the system a mild sustaining influence. Good combined with Scutellaria for nervous cases with loss of tone. On this account it is recommended to eat the cultivated fresh root as well as taking the oil or fluid extract. Is said to be very good for rheumatism, when it is often combined with Coca, Damiana, etc.