1. Regulates Blood Pressure
Celery contains phthalides, which have been shown to lower blood pressure by relaxing the muscles around the arteries and allowing vessels to dilate.
2. Diuretic Properties
Celery has been used as a diuretic for centuries. Its diuretic effect comes from its balance of potassium and sodium which helps to flush out excess fluid from the body.
3. Prevents Cancer
Celery contains coumarins which have been shown to be effective in the prevention of cancer.
4. Cure for Indigestion
Hungarians have long used celery to calm indigestion and Germany’s Commission E, a government agency that evaluates the safety and efficacy of medicinal herbs, has approved its use for dyspepsia.
5. Menopausal Symptoms
Celery, along with dill, fennel, anise and all tasty herbs of the celery family, are amongst the list of mildly estrogenic herbs, due to the gently estrogenic phtyochemical anethole.
Precautions: Celery seeds contain volatile oils, flavonoids, coumarins and linoleic acid and are therefore not good for pregnant women because they may cause contractions in the uterus.