Friday, September 23, 2011

Celery is health food and medicine

Dr Abe V Rotor

Botanically known as Apium graveolens, this member of the parsley family has been known as a powerful alkaline vegetable and medicine as far back as Hippocrates’ time. It is rich in vitamins A, B, and C. It provides the body with the needed minerals, such as potassium, sodium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, and magnesium.

These properties explain the effectiveness of celery in curing rheumatism and arthritis by neutralizing uric acid and other excess acids in the body and purifying the blood, thus detoxifying the body as a whole. The high sodium content prevents calcium from forming deposits in the body.

Celery is used in a number of ways, such as the following preparations:
• Salad - Celery is served raw like any salad or side dish.
• Celery juice – Wash well, add water and put it in a juicer or blender.
• Tea - Celery tea is prepared from its seeds
• Combined with other herbs, such as pepper (Capsicum). Celery goes well with apples and oranges in the diet. Avoid spices, pickles and sauces.

Use organically grown celery to be sure it does not contain pesticide residues and toxic metals. Look for the guarantee label when buying.

Better still, grow celery in your backyard. ~

1 comment:

Fatima Punsalan said...

I don't know that celery can be made as a tea. I thought that celery is for food making only..

-Fatima Punsalan 3CA3