The fruit and seed of Celery are used in herbal formulas. Scientifically, celery is known as Apium graveolens. Celery is used as a duiretic, for regulating the bowels, for glandular stimulation, rheumtic complaints, gout, gall and kidney stones. In traditional uses, celery was used for nervous agitiation, loss of apetite, and exhaustion.
The chief constituents of celery are limonene, beta-selinene, and phthalides. Celery is also a rich source of calcium, magnesium, and iron.
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