We all know that celery is a vegetable that is often used for garnishing. Only a few know and talks about its healing abilities. Actually, many of its parts – leaves, stalks, seeds – can be used for medical purposes. Its seeds, which are less common but still tasty and nutritious, have potent medicinal properties that make it effective against a wide range of health complaints.
Health Benefits Of Celery Seed Tea
For the purpose of dealing with an assortment of health problems, the seeds are often turned into a tea. Here are some of the health benefits it can offer into our body.
May Improve Blood Sugar Levels
Celery seeds are packed with magnesium, with one tbsp providing 12% of the RDI. Magnesium is an important mineral that helps control blood sugar and increases our cells’ response to insulin, a hormone the regulate the blood sugar levels.
In a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers have found that a certain chemical called lutein in celery seed tea can help fight off colon cancer. With regular consumption, one can possibly lower the risk of having cancer.
Helps Reduce Kidney Stones
Due to its diuretic properties, drinking celery seed tea can help an individual who is prone to developing kidney stones. It works by preventing the stones from forming or even shrink currently existing ones.
Helps Lower Blood Pressure and Cholesterol
According to research conducted at the University of Chicago Medical Center, celery seed extract help lower blood pressure as well as cholesterol. For this purpose, several herbalists recommend everyday consumption of this tea. However, for those who are already taking blood pressure-lowering drugs, refrain from taking any celery seed tea.
Celery seeds tea has been known to be a popular remedy for urinary tract infection (UTI). Thanks to its diuretic properties as it is able to increase urination, thus helping get rid of bacteria trapped within our excretory system.
Helps Eliminate Water Weight
According to some women, regular consumption of celery seed tea can help get rid of excess fluid in the body, thereby helps in maintaining the svelte figure. Put in mind that this potent drink only eliminates water weight, not actual kilos or pounds.
Helps Purify The Blood
The ability of celery seed tea to encourage urine production is what makes it very good at detoxifying the body. With the help of the kidneys, impurities and poisonous substances in the bloodstream can be filtered out.
Helps Relieve Muscle Cramps
Due to its richness in calcium, celery tea seed is often used to deal with muscle cramps. It was found to be able to relax the muscles as well as the nervous system.
Helps Alleviate Joint Pain
Celery seed tea is loaded with anti-inflammatory properties which makes it beneficial those individuals suffering from gout, osteoarthritis, and other conditions that can cause swelling and joint pain.
Celery Seed Tea Basics
Set 1 cup of water to boil in the tea kettle. Grind or crush 1 tsp of celery seeds and pour boiling water over them. Allow the tea to steep for at least 10-20 minutes depending on how strong you like your tea. Pour the steeped tea through a strainer and in a mug.
Drink three daily servings of celery seed tea for therapeutic uses.