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The benefits and harm of celery for the human body


The benefits of celery have been known since antiquity. He was credited with not only healing, but also magical properties. There was a sign that if you hang roots above the entrance to the house, then there will always be happiness and prosperity in the house. Celery was imported to Russia during the reign of Catherine II. Since then, this useful vegetable has gained deserved popularity.

The chemical composition of celery roots

Celery Root is rich in ingredients such as:

  1. Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C). It promotes tissue regeneration, improves blood clotting, improves immunity to infectious diseases, strengthens blood vessels, helps in the process of restoring the skin and strengthening the teeth and bones.
  2. Retinol (Vitamin A). Participates in the formation of new cells, slows the aging of the body, accelerates recovery from infections of the respiratory organs, measles, herpes, infections of the digestive system and urinary tract.
  3. Thiamine (Vitamin B1). Normalizes the brain, improves memory, stimulates the heart muscle, improves appetite, slows the aging of the body, soothes toothache. It is a stimulator of muscle and bone growth, eliminates seasickness. Reduces the effects on the body of tobacco and alcohol.
  4. Riboflavin (vitamin B2). It is necessary to improve the thyroid gland, nail and hair growth, maintain healthy skin. Reduces the effects of toxic substances on the lungs and respiratory tract. It reduces eye fatigue and increases visual acuity. Accelerates healing if tissue is damaged. Improves the functioning of the nervous system. Strengthens the immune system, is involved in metabolism.
  5. Nicotinic acid (vitamin PP). Contributes to the prevention of heart attack, stroke, migraine. It protects against the formation of blood clots, the occurrence of diabetes. Normalizes the liver and stomach. Improves tissue growth, is involved in the creation of hormonal levels. Displays cholesterol, promotes fat metabolism.
Celery Root

Celery root contains:

  • carbohydrates. They are a source of energy.
  • squirrels. Serve as a building material for building tissues and cells.
  • fats. Form the protective membranes of organs.
  • potassium. Maintaining the level of blood pressure, regulates heartbeat, improves the functioning of the kidneys, normalizes the bowels.
  • magnesium. Removes toxins, improves blood flow to the heart, relaxes muscles. Lack of magnesium leads to excessive fatigue, slower growth, the occurrence of tachycardia, insomnia.
  • phosphorus. Great concentration in the bones. Deficiency in the body leads to hormonal disorders.

Calorie root is 34 kcal per 100 g:

  • protein - 1.3 grams;
  • fats - 0.3 grams;
  • carbohydrates - 6.5 grams.

Vitamins and calorie stems

Celery stalks contain vitamins, macro and micronutrients:

  • ascorbic acid (vitamin C);
  • nicotinic acid (vitamin PP);
  • alpha tocopherol (vitamin E);
  • folic acid (vitamin B9);
  • Riboflavin (Vitamin B2);
  • pyridoxine (vitamin B6);
  • thiamine (vitamin B1);
  • retinol equivalent (vitamin A);
  • beta carotene;
  • phosphorus (P);
  • potassium (K);
  • magnesium (Mg);
  • sodium (Na);
  • calcium (Ca)
  • iron (Fe).
Celery stalks

Calorie stems per 100 grams is:

  • proteins -0.9 grams;
  • carbohydrate -2.1 grams;
  • fat - 0.1 grams;
  • dietary fiber - 1.8 grams;
  • water - 94.1 grams;
  • ash - 1 gram.
The daily rate of celery for a healthy person is not more than 300 grams.

You can eat it raw, boiled or baked (root vegetable). Stems can be fried or stewed, and the leaves added to the salad. Celery seeds can be used as a seasoning.

Celery root benefits

This vegetable is not only a useful product, but also has healing properties. Celery root has the following beneficial properties:

  1. Due to the high content of biologically active substances and essential oils it has a good effect on the body when overworked, improves performance. Relieves nervous tension, increases stability in stressful situations, improves sleep.
  2. In rheumatism, ulcers, respiratory diseases, neuralgic diseases, tincture of the root helps well.
  3. Due to the high concentration of vitamins and trace elements, with regular use in food, improves the condition of the lips, skin, hair, eyes.
  4. When added to food, you can opt out of salt. Celery significantly improves the taste of food and is suitable for people who adhere to a salt-free diet.
  5. Root crop has diuretic properties. Used to prevent bladder inflammation and to treat kidney disease.
  6. Increases the potency of men, prevent inflammation of the prostate gland and diseases of the genitourinary system.
  7. It is recommended that children over the age of 1 year should be added to food to prevent vitamin deficiency.
  8. At the use of 100 grams in a daily diet of a fresh root pressure is reduced at a hypertension.
  9. Due to its high iron content condition improves with anemia, anemia, depletion of the body.
  10. Due to the presence of fiber helps to lose weight.
  11. Strengthens the nervous system.
  12. It removes salt from the body, providing joint mobility.
  13. Stimulates memory, concentrates attention.
  14. Strengthens the immune system with diseases.
When adding the grated celery in food, you can refuse salt

Useful properties of stems and leaves

  1. Cleans the body of toxins;
  2. Interferes with the progression of cancer;
  3. Strengthening the immune system;
  4. Reduces inflammation in rheumatism and arthritis, reduces swelling and pain in the joints;
  5. Strengthens the nervous system;
  6. In the treatment of urogenital diseases is used as a diuretic;
  7. Regulates blood pressure;
  8. It improves the functioning of the liver;
  9. Lowers blood cholesterol;
  10. Stimulating digestion while losing weight;
  11. Increases the energy of sexual attraction in women;
  12. Prevents vascular protrusion after a long walk on the heels;
  13. High fiber content will relieve constipation, normalizes the bowels.

The benefits of juice

Juice can be used only if there is sand in the kidneys. In the presence of stones juice can not be taken! Drink juice should sip an hour before meals 2-3 times a day.
Celery juice
  1. Raises the tone organism;
  2. Normalizes the regeneration of acids;
  3. Reduces the desire to receive fatty foods and sweets;
  4. Helps eliminate cellulite, swelling, excess weight;
  5. Calms the nervous system;
  6. Removes sand from the kidneys;
  7. Removes redness of the eyes;
  8. Used as anesthetic and antiseptic for injuries and cuts;
  9. In cosmetology is added to face masks. Beneficial effect on skin condition.

Seed benefits

  1. Infusion of seeds reduces pain during the menstrual cycle;
  2. They help to normalize the hormones in women with menopause, improve mood, raise the tone.
During the period of the menstrual cycle, it is recommended to use only infusion of seeds. The use of infusion of stems, roots and leaves can cause heavy bleeding.
Celery seed infusion relieves pain during menstruation


Despite all the beneficial properties, celery has contraindications. It is strictly forbidden to eat it:

  1. Sufferers epilepsy. Provokes exacerbation of the disease;
  2. May harm with increased acidity, ulcers, gastritis;
  3. In the presence of varicose veins;
  4. Kidney stones; Movement of stones is activated;
  5. During pregnancy. May cause miscarriage at an early period and premature delivery at a late date;
  6. When breastfeeding. Celery makes milk production more difficult; a higher content of essential oils can cause intestinal colic in a child. The presence of a specific taste can cause the baby to give up the breast.

Cooking Application

The use of this vegetable in cooking is varied:

  • greens are added to salads, decorate dishes;
  • used as a side dish;
  • celery soup consumed in the diet;
  • from dried root vegetables are made seasoning for meat and vegetable dishes;
  • Vitamin cocktails are prepared from the juice, used in the preparation of sauces;
  • added when canning.
Celery is used in various salads

In cosmetology

The essential oil made from celery seeds is used:

  • in aromatherapy;
  • when performing massage;
  • for bathing (it has a relaxing and soothing effect);
  • add to cream (whitening effect);
  • frozen celery juice is used to wipe face. It has anti-inflammatory effect, tones the skin, reduces the appearance of acne.
  • for oily skin insist celery, filled with boiling water for 4 hours, filtered and used as a tonic for wiping the face.
  • mask of celery greens and egg white, applied to the face for 5-10 minutes will significantly narrow the pores;
  • anti-aging mask for fading skin Prepare from 50 milliliters of milk and 1 tablespoon of chopped celery greens. Bring to a boil, wetting gauze in the solution, and then applied to the skin of the face for 15 minutes. Remnants of the mask are removed with a cotton swab.
Celery Essential Oil

In medicine

It is widely used in medicine:

  • reduces pain and inflammation in stomach ulcers;
  • apply for malaria;
  • for the treatment of urticaria, depriving;
  • inflammation of the liver, kidneys, bladder;
  • children to improve their appetite;
  • atherosclerosis prevention;
  • as a laxative;
  • for the normalization of water-salt metabolism in the elderly;
  • as a choleretic agent;
  • to enhance performance;
  • to improve brain function.

No wonder celery is called a mine of useful substances. But do not forget that in all the necessary measure. The daily dose should not exceed 150 grams. Reasonable use of this vegetable will greatly benefit the body.