The beneficial properties of celery have been known since ancient times. Even the ancient Greek beauties considered his juice a divine drink that can prolong youth and beauty, men used it to enhance potency and sexual desire. Due to its useful and tasteful properties, this root crop quite quickly began to be used not only as a medicinal plant, but also as a spice and aromatic additive in recipes.
Of course, like any medical culture, celery has contraindications for use by pregnant and lactating women, because the root crop contains substances that cause a strong contraction of the uterus muscles, which usually provokes a miscarriage.
This plant is useful and used entirely and completely, but the largest amount of vitamins is still in the root and stems. Celery root has contraindications for use by people with various kidney diseases.
The root crop can be used as an integral part of salads and soups, as it goes well with apples, carrots, pineapples. Due to the high content of fiber and water, celery has become the basis of many dietary dishes and is prescribed by nutritionists during various diets.
The highest healing properties are, of course, raw root crops. It is used to treat all diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, genitourinary system and even chronic forms of obesity.
In addition, celery has pronounced anti-allergic, diuretic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory properties.
Since it is rich in vitamins, it has no contraindications for use in baby food, especially as a prophylactic for hypovitaminosis and phenylketonuria.
The most effective form of assimilation of various vitamins is in liquid form,
therefore, all nutritionists recommend daily to use at least a glass of freshly prepared fresh from a variety of fruits and vegetables. Celery juice is
no exception. He is able not only to increase immunity, but also to improve vision, restore the nervous system, metabolism, increase working capacity and mental activity, and also get rid of extra pounds. Celery juice has contraindications for people suffering from a duodenal ulcer and having high gastric acidity. And in other cases, 100 g of juice must be drunk every day to maintain health and longevity.
Celery does not have contraindications for external use as lotions and compresses for bruises and wounds, as well as for purulent ulcers. Due to the anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties, it can be used in the treatment of childhood dermatitis as lotions or rubdowns.
Celery has no contraindications when consumed as celery tea, which is especially good for chronic lung diseases, gout, and rheumatism. To prepare it, take 20 g of dry leaves and brew 200 g of boiling water. It should be allowed to infuse for 10 minutes and strain. Two cups of such tea per day can bring quick relief, and its regular use completely relieves of these diseases.