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Celery Seeds: blood pressure, cancer, and cholesterol
September 10, 2016 09:38 AM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Celery Seeds: blood pressure, cancer, and cholesterol
Celery is actually a marshland plant whose botanical name is Apium graveolens. Since ancient times, the plant has been cultivated as a vegetable.
Surprisingly, not many people are aware of the health benefits of these seeds. Below are some of the most notable ones.
1. Manages High Blood Pressure
The seeds can reduce hypertension. In one study, about 88% of the patients tested had a significant reduction in their high blood pressure. This was after an intake of the seeds. The beneficial compound known as 3-n-butylphthalide is the compound responsible for lowering hypertension.
2. Prevents Cancer
Another essential health benefit of the seeds is fighting cancerous tumors. The seeds contain antioxidants that prevent development of tumors.
3. Relieves Pain
The seeds have compounds that help in alleviating pain. The seeds have been in use as an analgesic since AD 30.
4. Reduces Cholesterol Levels
It is common to find herbalists utilizing the seeds in treatment of problems related to the circulatory system. This is because Cholesterol increases heart problems by blocking arteries and celery seed can help the body keep cholesterol in check.
5. Celery seeds are very nutritious.
The many vitamins contained in the seeds include vitamin K, Folate (Bg), Vitamin B6, Riboflavin (B2), and vitamin C among others. Important minerals such as Potassium, Sodium, Calcium, Magnesium and Phosphorous are found in the seeds. All these nutrients enhance your body's health.