The various health benefits of celery seed extract
Healthy joints: Celery seeds have anti-inflammatory properties, which help in reducing the swelling and pain around the joints. Due to its anti-oxidant properties, celery seeds can help in reducing the degeneration of body joints that occurs with age. It also helps in flushing out the accumulation of uric acid crystals, thereby helping in treating and preventing gout. Hence, celery seeds are suggested as an alternative therapy for arthritis and are used as supplement to maintain the health of joints.
Lowering cholesterol: Studies have shown that it contain chemical that can lower the stress hormones in the blood, which further helps in reducing blood pressure. This plant extract is used to maintain normal circulatory flow and prevent heart related disorders. Daily intake of this herbal extract may help in reducing cholesterol and LDL.
Antiseptic: Due to its anti-microbial properties, it is also used as an antiseptic or antibiotic to treat various urinary tract infections, such as cystitis, bladder and kidney disorders.
Reducing the risk of cancer: Celery contains phthalides and polyacetylenes. These anti-cancer components fight cancer and detoxify carcinogens.
Diuretic: Due to its diuretic properties, celery seeds help in shedding excess water from the body by increasing urine flow. This also prevent accumulation of water around the heart.
Uterine stimulant: it has major effect on female reproductive organs. It works as an uterine stimulant and eases muscle cramps and pain during menstrual cycle. It is used to strengthen uterine muscles, increase menstrual flow and enhance sex drive.
Promoting digestive health: Research has found that extract of celery plant contains a component called “compound with anti-Helicobacter activity or CAH”, which helps in inhibiting the action of H.pylori bacteria and thereby reducing the symptoms related to stomach ulcers or gastroenteritis.
Relieving anxiety: It helps in calming down nerves and mind and therefore is used in conditions such as anxiety, nervousness, depression and neuralgia.
This extract is available in the form of capsule supplement form. Before starting any supplement, it is advisable to consult your physician. It is not recommended for pregnant women due to its stimulating action on uterus.