It is a vegetable that has its origins in the wild celery from the Mediterranean basin. Celery is thick and fleshy rhizome, reduced to the height of the stem and big, green pinnate leaves. This crop plant is used for food, but also as a medicinal plant. For therapeutic recommendations are used the roots, leaves, and seeds. It is also used as an aphrodisiac, analgesic, hypotensive, in urinal retention, kidney disease.
These uses are related to mineral content and sodium (55 mg%), calcium (235 mg%), potassium (50 mg%) and phosphorous (60 mg%), salt, vitamins A, B1, B2, C and trace elements iodine, magnesium, copper. People say that the celery rejuvenates, as it stimulates the adrenal glands.
Celery root is very helpful for renal affection and cardiovascular system. In addition, it is recommended in the case of obesity, since it removes the excess tissue water. With hypoglycemic properties it is a very good anti-diabetic. For intestinal problems, it can also be used as a laxative and a diuretic as follows: 40 g of leaves in one liter of boiling water.
Filter and drink a glass a day. As drink can be consumed 100 grams in the morning before eating. Also, for diuretic effects, drinking cups of 2-3 decoctions of 30 g of roots and rhizomes per liter of water. For ophthalmic feelings drip on the eyelid some celery tea drops. Tonic wine: made of chopped and macerated root, left for 48 hours in one liter of white wine with 100 g sugar. Drink 2-3 cups of fragrant wine. It has a diuretic and tonic effect.