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Herbal medicine
A biennial plant of the parsley family, which is used as a folk therapy for hypertension (due to its content of butylphthalide), and has been used to increase local circulation in bursitis and gout. It has been held as an aphrodisiac.

Celery may evoke anaphylactic reactions; foods in the EU containing celery must be clearly labelled on the packaging.

Celery is popular in weight loss diets, given celery’s high bulk and low-calorie properties; it is popularly thought of as a so-called negative-calorie food—i.e., that it takes more calories to digest than it contains.


n Latin name:
Apium graveolens; parts used: seeds, entire plant; uses: (seeds) hypertension, seizures, labor stimulant, (juice) edema, hypertension, anxiety, headaches, aching joints; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children, patients allergic to mugwort or birch and kidney disease; can cause hampering of the nervous system, uterine stimulant, dermatitis, lesions, anaphylaxis, and angioedema. Also called
apium, celery seed, celery seed oil, marsh parsley, smallage, or
wild cherry.


celery buttercup
celery leaved crowsfoot

Patient discussion about celery

Q. Is it true that when you eat celery you burn more calories than you consume?

A. true

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