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What are the health benefits of Celery seeds?

Celery is a biennial plant. The Apium garviolens plant (botanical name of the plant) of the parsley family produces the dried fruit called the celery seeds. France and India are considered the main producing countries of the celery plant but it is also grown worldwide. Celery seeds are always recommended for the daily diet as they contain fewer calories and hence they are very healthy. It is also used as one type of vegetable by many people. Doctors advise many people to consume celery seeds either in the form of tablets or capsules or in its raw form. The celery seed contains 2.9% crude fiber, 40.9% carbohydrates, 5.1% moisture, 22.8% fat and 18.1% protein many other nutritional and healthy supplements. Celery seeds are rich in substances like flavonoids, volatile oils, linoleic acid, coumarins. There are a number of health benefits of the celery seeds which will be discussed in detail in this article.
The main medicinal use of the celery seeds is that it is used as a diuretic in order to increase the urine secretion so that you can get the excess water out of your body. Celery seeds are also very useful in order to avoid mosquito bites. Many studies have proved that celery seeds are helpful in treating the gout pain (in fact, this pain relieving property of the celery seeds was found in the 30 A.D by Aulus Cornelius Celsus). It was found that celery seeds are very rich in anti-inflammatory properties. Celery seeds contain high amount of fibers, which when taken in the diet makes us feel quite full. This property of the celery seeds helps in weight loss as you tend to eat less after the intake of celery seeds. The seeds are also very helpful in treating psoriasis.
Anemia and many blood disorders can also be treated with the help of celery seeds. These disorders are caused due to the lack of vitamins, salts and minerals in the blood. It has also proved to be very useful in relieving hysteria patients. Females with irregular periods are suggested to take celery seeds as they are said to promote on time periods and keep your menstrual cycle regular and painless. People suffering from high blood pressure and kidney stones can add the intake of celery seeds into their diet as these are considered to be quite useful in their treatment because of their property of being hypotensive.
Dangerous cancers like phthalides and polycetylenes are said to be treated by celery seeds. Celery seeds consist of some active components which are helpful in fighting against cancers. Regular intake of celery seeds ensures the proper functioning of the liver hence preventing liver infections. Liver can be affected by acetaminophen and the side effects of this harmful component can be reversed by the intake of celery seeds.
Celery seeds are a great source of calcium. Calcium is responsible to build healthy bones and maintain strong teeth hence Celery seeds help you strengthen bones and teeth. The antioxidants present in celery seeds make it act as an anti aging agent hence delaying the process of aging. Celery seeds also have a property of improving the digestive system, hence enhancing digestion and treating gastric problems. It acts as a sedative and helps in calming down nervous excitements. Celery seeds are also useful in reducing motor activities. People suffering from bad breathe can also consume celery seeds as they help in reducing bad breathe.
Celery plant can be grown in your own homes as well. They will grow nicely as long as they are well fertilized with the help of compost or manure and also well drained soil.

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