The homeland of this herb is the Mediterranean. Wild Celery was found braided in wreaths in the Egyptian tombs of the 20th dynasty. Also, other ancient nations, the Romans, and the Hellenes knew it. It was grown, above all, as a medicinal herb, and they respected it as the herb of the dead, so they were decorated with graves. In Europe, spice and vegetables began to breed until the 18th century.
The root of celery, unlike parsley and parsnip, is not tiny, but round and with dimensions like the apple. The root of the celery is snow-white, with a very intense and pleasant aroma.
Wild celery grows along salty wetlands and marshes by the sea, but only bred celery is used as a favorite aromatic spice. and varieties with coarse roots are also used as valued vegetables and salad. The leaves of the celery are glossy, dark green, fat, juicy and five-fold. The flowers are pale-green and blossomed together. This herb blooms during the summer. The whole herb is of a specific scent and warm seasoning flavor. The rhizome with root is healing. leafy branches with flowers and mature fruit. The rhizome is released in October in the first year.
In the rhizome, there is about 0.10 percent essential oil, in the leaves a little more, and in the fruits 2, 53 percent. The main ingredient of the oil is lemon. In the fruits, there is about 16 percent fatty oil. The root contains more atomic alcohol mannitol, which has a sweet taste and serves as a substitute for sugar for diabetics. A special feature of the celery is that it contains a large amount of organic sodium.
Celery is incredibly beneficial for health. When you eat celery It has a beneficial effect on the digestion of food in the body. It also has an easy action against diarrhea, has an antiseptic effect, and improves the general tone of the body. Celery allows the ejection of toxins from the body, gives strength to people who are nervously labile with increased anxiety, excitement, rapid fatigue. It is also useful against rheumatism. Juice and green parts of celery have also a beneficial effect on the treatment of gastritis.
The mucus contained in the root of the celery binds the stomach. That’s why the juice and green parts are beneficial for people with ulcers of the stomach and the duodenum. The tea from the leaves and the seeds of celery is considered especially useful for older people suffering from old constipation. It is useful to use in food against pulmonary asthma, pleurisy, pain in the loins when itching. It stimulates the appetite and increases the effect of constipation. Cleans the kidneys and the bladder, also allows the breakdown of the stone in the bladder, helps against fever caused by excess mucus, sciatica, bone pain, back pain, and colds.
Note: Celery should not be used in food after bites or stings from poisonous animals and insects, because it increases the effect of the poison.
Celery causes evaporation; in “high fevers” it can cause epilepsy; negatively affects the brain. It is harmful to pregnant women and nursing women. Fresh celery causes a lot of gases. The negative effect of the celery can be relieved by using anise.