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Celery Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Apium Graveolens, Umbelliferae family
Hindi Name
Shalari, Bari Ajmod
Chinese Name
Qin Cai
Homeopathic Name
Apium Graveolens   -   Mother Tincture

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Celery Cures


Action of Celery

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Nutrients in Celery

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Nature of


Parts Used

Seeds, Stem, Leaves, Stalk, Dried Ripe Fruits, Roots

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Celery

Avoid use during Pregnancy. Eating it as a vegetable is alright.
Avoid if you have a Kidney Disorder.
Allergic reactions may include Hives, Swelling, Breathing trouble, and potentially fatal shock.
You may get a skin reaction after handling the plant and then being exposed to sunlight.
Seed oil in large quantities may cause central nervous system problems.
Heavy dosage may cause Diarrhea and upset Stomach.
Consulation with Health Professional is must if already taking Diuretic Medications or any Blood thinning medicines.
Topical exposure to Celery may cause contact Dermatitis, Angio-Oedema and Urticaria.
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Celery is a plant.
It is biennial.
It grows in a temperate climate.
It grows up to One Meter.
Best used for Flatulence, Indigestion.

Note : Celery is the remedy for Hypertension associated with Liver, Pregnancy and Climacteric.

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Materia Medica for Celery

Celery General

Celery is a member of the Apiaceae family. It grows wild in the Mediterranean region. The Celery plant grows as a stalk up to a height of one meter. Celery seeds are dark brown in color. They have a spicy taste. The entire plant is used for medicinal purpose.

Nutrients in Celery
Celery leaves prevent Cancer and boost the immune system. The anticancer and immunity boosting effect are due to the presence of powerful flavonoids and antioxidants like Lutein, Zea-xanthin and Beta-carotene. They fight Polyacetylenes and Phthalides.

Vitamin A is present in abundance in the Celery leaves. Vitamin A is needed for healthy Skin, eye sight and mucus membranes. It guards the body against Lung Cancer and Oral Cancer. Celery is a rich source of Vitamin K, it is needed for bone health and prevents neuronal damage to the brain. Niacin and Riboflavin are found in Celery, they are known for boosting the Metabolism.

Celery Seed benefits
Celery seed extract is known for antihypertensive action. It contains potassium that is known for regulating the Heart rate and Blood Pressure. Celery prevents Liver diseases . Celery seed extract reverses the bad effects of acetaminophen. Celery seeds are found effective in treating the problem of High Cholesterol. Seeds are anti inflammatory in nature and help curing Pain and Inflammation of the joints due to Arthritis.

They stimulate the Uterus. They ease the muscle spasms related to the female reproductive system. They ease Menstrual Cramps and Pains. The seeds produce a Diuretic action. They flush out the toxins from the body. The seeds flush out excess Uric Acid and Kidney Stones from the body. Celery seeds cure the infection of the Urinary tract and Bladder ailments.

Celery being a low calorie herb is an important part of weight loss program. It is full of non soluble fibers that help in reducing weight. Celery improves blood circulation and enhances blood flow to the brain.

Keywords : Cancer, Immunity Boosting, Anticancer, Skin Problems, Lung Cancer, Oral Cancer, Bone Health, Antihypertensive, High Blood Pressure, Liver Diseases, High Cholesterol, Antiinflammatory, Arthritis, Menstrual Cramps, Diuretic, Kidney Stones, Obesity.

Water Retention General

There are many causes for water retention as mentioned above. Sometimes the cause cannot be identified. But, if you can diagnose the cause, some useful tips to accurately prescribe a remedy are offered below.
Dandelion. It is a herbal diuretic. Its advantage is that it is rich in potassium. As you know, excessive urination may result in depletion of Potassium. This herb boasts of having Potassium. So, the depletion is taken care of. You may safely use it even if the cause is not known.
Celery. you may use the plant and or the seeds. They are both effective as a diuretic. It is a general diuretic. The diagnosis of the cause is not important.
Yucca Root. If the water retention is due to the malfunction of the Kidneys, then Yuuca root is the answer.
Devil’s Claw Tuber. Water Retention may be caused by the clogging of the Lymph Nodes. This inactivity of the Lymph Nodes may cause the blood circulation to slow down, and hence result in the body retaining more water than necessary. Devil’s Claw Tuber is the answer.
Burdock Root. Water Retention may also be caused by an Allergic reaction. Something you ate or some medication you took. The body will produce Histamine and there will be fluid buildup. You will feel bloated and or congested. This condition will be relieved by Burdock Root. Burdock is an excellent Anti histamine. It is fast acting. Gives quick relief. The over the counter Anti histamine medication available with the chemists are themselves a major cause of water retention. This condition is also taken care of by Burdock Root.
Single Herb

Celery As Detoxificant

Boil One teaspoon of Celery Seeds in One cup of water for 15 minutes. Drink everyday.

Celery As Relaxant

Mix One teaspoon of Celery powder in a little water or tea. Take twice a day.

Celery ( Shalari ) as Aphrodisiac

Celery roots strengthen the sex organs in both men and women.
Add Celery roots in your soups. You can also eat fresh root as a salad.

Celery ( Shalari ) for KIdney Stones

Boil Celery stems and leaves in water. Drink 1 glass of it daily.

Celery ( Shalari ) for Gout

Make a tea by adding 2 tablespoons of Celery ( Shalari ) seeds in 8 cups of water.
Pour it in a covered pot and simmer slowly for 3 hours.
Filter and drink hot One cup thrice a day.

Celery ( Shalari ) for Skin

Add Celery ( Shalari ) in your daily diet as a salad to get rid of Skin Problems.
OR : Drink Celery ( Shalari ) tea Once a day.

Celery ( Shalari ) for Aging

Take Celery ( Shalari ) juice regularly. It regulates the water balance and puts new energy into elderly people.

Celery ( Shalari ) for Rheumatism

Take One tablespoon juice thrice a day, an hour before every meal.

Celery ( Shalari ) for Stomach Ache

Take crushed leaves. Mix rocksalt in it. Take one tablespoon after meals.

Celery ( Shalari ) for Neuralgia

Prepare infusion of Celery ( Shalari ). Take half cup twice a day.

Celery ( Shalari ) for Ulcers

Boil the herb in a cup of water for 2-3 minutes.
drink it as a tea.
It has great healing properties.

Celery ( Shalari ) for Aphonia

Make decoction of the leaves of Celery. Gargle with it.

Celery ( Shalari ) for Obesity

Extract juice of Celery ( Shalari ) plant. Take 1 tsp thrice a day.
Or : Take raw Celery ( Shalari ) as salad. It gives the feeling of fullness and also reduces belly fat.

Celery ( Shalari ) for Menstrual Disorder

Chew fresh leaves and stem of Celery ( Shalari ) during Menstrual Delay.

Celery ( Shalari ) for High Blood Pressure

Celery contains compound called Phthalides. It eases the muscle tissues and enhances the flow of blood. This reduces the blood pressure.
Eat one or two stalk of Celery along with a glass of water.

Celery ( Shalari ) for Joint Pain

Boil 1 teaspoon Celery ( Shalari ) Seeds in a cup of water for 10 minutes. Strain it off. Drink this mixture thrice a day to reduce the stiffness of joints.
Consume a half teaspoon dry powder of Celery ( Shalari ) Seeds with a glass of tepid water daily to alleviate the pain of joints.

Celery for Bell's Palsy

Chew raw Celery leaves and stems daily.
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Herbal Treatment For Rheumatoid Arthritis 1

Take Combined mixture of Black Cohosh, Bogbean, White Poplar and Celery to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis .
It can be taken internally as an Infusion. Prepare an Infusion of the dried leaves. Let leaves steep for l0-l5 minutes. Drink before taking meals. Take thrice a day

Herbal Treatment For Arthritis 5

Prepare a decoction of Devil's Claw, Celery Seed and Bogbean leaves. Drink twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Athlete's Foot 1

Prepare a paste of raw Tomatoes, Basil leaves, Celery, Carrot, Dill, Fennel, Sage and Thyme. Apply this paste on the affected area.

Herbal Treatment For Flatulence 9

Fry one gram Asafoetida in purified butter. Add 3 tsp Celery seeds and half tsp Black Salt in it. Take 3 g with lukewarm water twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Flatulence 10

Make a mixture of one teaspoon of roasted Cumin ( Jira in India ) seeds powder, one teaspoon of Celery seeds ( Shalari in India ), one teaspoon of dried Ginger ( Adrak in India ) powder and ¼ teaspoon of Black Salt ( Kala Namak in India ) . Take ½ teaspoon of the mixture with lukewarm water, twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Premenstrual Syndrome 3

Take half teaspoon of Celery ( Shalari in India ) seeds, half teaspoon of Dried Ginger ( Adrak in India ) powder. Fry them in one teaspoon of Ghee. Add one teaspoon Jaggery (Gur in India ) (crushed). Heat it for half minute. Have it with one cup milk once before a week of menstrual cycle.

Herbal Treatment For Anemia 6

Prepare juice of Celery leaves and Carrot. Strain. Drink.

Herbal Treatment For Bloating 3

Take 1/4 teaspoon of each Aniseed ( Choti Saunth ) and Celery ( Shalari ). Boil in one glass of water. Consume it twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Anorexia 7

Take following herbs in equal quantity
Dried Ginger ( Adrak in India ) root, Long Pepper ( Pippali in India ), Celery ( Shalari in India ) seeds, Cumin ( Jira in India ) and salt.
Grind them to make powder. Store. Take half tsp with your meal. Have it two times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Constipation 18

Take Celery seeds, Cumin and Asafoetida in equal quantity. Grind them to make powder. Take quarter tsp of it 10 mins. before your meal.

Herbal Treatment For Irritable Bowel Syndrome 6

Mix Nutmeg powder, Indian Gooseberry powder and Celery seeds in 1:2:2 ratio. Take 4 gram of it during bedtime with warm Milk.

Herbal Treatment For Gout 7

Take juice of Cucumber, Carrot, Celery and Beetroot in equal quantity. Mix. Drink 100 ml of it thrice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Eye Diseases 6

The fusion of Chicory ( Kasni in India ), Celery ( Shalari in India ), Parsley ( Ajmood in India ) and Carrot ( Gaajar in India ) is an ideal remedy for healthy Eyes.
Chicory ( Kasni in India ) is a rich source of Vitamin A. Vitamin A nourishes the optic nerves. It also works as an Anti-inflammatory and irritation reducing remedy.
Celery ( Shalari in India ) protects the eyes from free radicals and improves vision.
Parsley ( Ajmood in India ) is a rich source of Beta Carotene and Vitamin C. It stimulates blood vessels and improves Eyesight.
Carrot ( Gaajar in India ) is a rich source of Vitamin A. This nutrient helps to improve Eyesight and protect it from Eye Diseases.
Take the following herbs :
Chicory ( Kasni in India ) juice 20 ml
Celery ( Shalari in India ) juice 50 ml
Parsley ( Ajmood in India ) juice 40 ml
Carrot ( Gaajar in India ) juice 70 to 80 ml
Mix all the juices and drink it 2 times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Anemia 12

Mix 15 g of Chicory roots with similar amount of Celery and Parsley. Add this to your daily diet. Eat this combination twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Water Retention 4

Put following herbs in a pot containing 1 liter of boiling water.
Blackberry : 1 to 2 leaves
Parsley ( Ajmoood ) : 1 bunch
Celery ( Shalari ) : ½ teaspoon
Dandelion ( Dudal ) : 1 to 2 chopped leaves
Cherry : 10 stems
Corn Silk ( Bhuttee Ke Baal ) : ½ to 1 teaspoon
Fennel Seeds ( Saunf ) : ½to 1 teaspoon
Cynodon Dactylon : ½ to 1 teaspoon
Simmer it for 15 to 20 minutes. Strain this decoction. Drink this tea thrice a day.
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Mohammed noormohammed ( USA/Illinois )
20 Jun 2016
On 25/Mar all of sudden while walking my wife's right leg knee joint stop working and left her immobile due to pain.she ended up in hospital emergency.they went through blood tests and cardiovascular ultra sound on her right leg knee joint.finding were normal.then on follow up visit to PCP(personal care physician).He recommended her to orthopedic specialist.After having MRI and x rays reports showed minor arthritis and NO torn C disk.but specialist is speculating for torn C disk and piece of torn part taken out.Since he was not sure my wife and I disagree with him to go through surgery.then he suggested therapy and 600mg ibuprofen twice a day that gave her 30 percent reduction in pain and lef portion of the right leg knee joint stiffness does not seem to go away.Is there any help in herbpathy OR homeopathy you can suggest and oblige.thanks.
Chandan Khera
29 Jun 2016
Your wife shall take Mahayograj Guggul capsules. Try these capsules for a month. one capsule everyday. SHe should massage the affected knee with warm castor oil. I do not think you should go for any surgery. This can be taken care of. Ginger tea, one cup every day will help to reduce the inflammation, then she might reduce the dosage of Ibuprofen.
Basheer ( UAE )
20 May 2017
caN eat raw cerely BY MOUTH

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