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Health Benefits of Celery To Treat Variety of Ailments

Apium Graveolens

The medical virtues of celery have been known since the days of the Greek empire. The green stems and bulbous root of this vegetable are very rich in active ingredients, vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Celery oil has a calming effect on the nervous system and is often used as an essential oil in aromatherapy. Celery seed benefits for health includes hypertension and had blood cholesterol, promoting healthy joints and easing joint discomfort due to inflammation, easing infections of the urinary tract at helping to relieve fluid retention and few more.

Celery is used in juice therapy to treat a variety of ailments such as arthritis and rheumatism, kidney stones, and gall stones. Celery also has a stimulating effect on the sexual system, and has a general invigorating effect on the body and is also a strong diuretic.

A tablespoonful of honey mixed with celery juice if taken before meals, helps to reduce the appetite. This mixture can also be taken at night to induce a soothing and restful sleep.

Celery oil is an essential oil that is extracted from the seeds or the seed chaff of the celery. Through the process of crushing and steam distillation celery oil is obtained. Celery oil derived from celery seeds contains d-limonene, selinene, and other forms or fatty acids such as oleic, linoleic, palmitoleic, stearic. Celery oil is characteristically brown in color and has a rather pungent aroma. This oil is used in various dishes such as vegetable salads, meat or vegetable soups, different types of stews, any kind of vegetable and meat dishes. Celery oil and the oleoresin of celery seed are also utilized as a seasoning or aromatic liquid in liqueurs, essences, and fragrances. The uses celery oil is also seen in cosmetics such as bathing bars, hand and foot creams, and facial lotions. Celery oil is commonly accepted as safe for human consumption in the form of natural flavoring, seasoning or spice. As a medicine, celery oil is used as a herbal are dietary supplement in order to boost and promote healthy blood pressure, healthy joints etc. it also contains anti arthritis and anti rheumatic properties. Salary oil is useful in treating doubt and for treating infections of the bladder. Some medical experts are of the opinion that celery oil also helps in preventing cancers.

Medicinal Herbs And Comfrey Health Benefits

Symphytum officinale ( Caucasicum et peregrinum)

Comfrey has been used as a medicine since the days of the ancient Greeks and Romans. The active ingredient in Comfrey that promotes healing is allantoin. Comfrey is also a good source of germanium. Comfrey can be used externally as an ointment to heal wounds or internally to treat ulcers. It is used in juice therapy to treat ulcers, fractures, and wounds.

Comfrey has many uses and is commonly seen as a medicinal herb. The comfrey plant as an herb has numerous healing properties as the roots and leaves of comfrey contain allantoin. Allantoin is a type of protein that helps in stimulating cell proliferation. This particular protein present in comfrey oil and in the comfrey plant is useful in healing wounds, boils and ulcers. In order to use comfrey as a medicinal poultice, the fresh tea of the comfrey plant must be infused in hot water and must be used to treat injuries. Salves made from comfrey that are easily available in medical stores are safe to be used on the skin. However, it is not recommended that comfrey be taken as an internal medicine as prolonged use of comfrey can cause liver damage. In the olden days however, comfrey were consumed as a source of protein, essential vitamins, potassium and calcium. However it can be used as a salad dressing, or sautéed along with other vegetables, are even drunk as a herbal tea. But the recent banned from the FDA has restricted all commercially produced herbal supplements made from comfrey. In most cases it is not essential that comfrey be ingested for medicinal purposes. As a dressing for wounds and external injuries, comfrey is highly useful in healing external damages. This is because the alkaloids in comfrey do not penetrate in the body beyond the wound.

Submitted on January 16, 2014