Medicinal food: Celery
Written by Redactie on Wednesday 6 August 2014
Painful knee, toothache or stress? Try a stick of celery.
In the Western world, we are becoming increasingly familiar with the phenomenon of food as medicine. We’ll focus on six everyday products with healing properties. Today: celery.
Despite the fact that celery is associated with people desperately trying to lose weight, the vegetable is actually full of healing ingredients. Even in the middle ages, celery was already being used as a remedy for toothache, insomnia, rheumatism and stress.
Painful knee? Try a stick of celery. There is evidence that the vegetable has healing properties for ailments such as arthritis, sprains, and injuries, thanks to the 3-n-butylphthalide (3NB) substance it contains. A bonus side-effect is that this substance also lowers blood pressure.
Read the full article in The Ultimate Seduction issue.