Celery leaves and flowers were found in Garlands found in - the Pharaoh's - King Tut's tomb, who died in 1323 BCE. Now this has gone from the land of the dead to the land of the living. In about AD 30 Aulus Cornelius Celus described Celery seeds for use in pills as a pain relieving agent. Celery is a veritable treasure trove of organic goodness, it contains:
- Calcium, Sodium, Copper, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc, & Potassium.
- Vitamins: A,B, E, D, B6, B12 & K.
- Plus: Fatty Acids, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Folic Acid & Fiber.
Celery is said to be a Diuretic, because it is high in Sodium and Potassium, which when both of these minerals combine they help to regulate the fluid balance in the body. Potassium also has secondary action which is to acts as a vasodilator, which means it helps reduce blood pressure. Celery contains a compound called 3-n-butylphthalide or NBP, which was noticed to reduce the blood pressure in rats.
Celery also aids with joint health, it has anti-inflammatory properties, helps with cell circulation, plus as an Diuretic it helps to remove Uric Acid crystals that build up around joints, this can add extra pain when the joint is in operation, it also helps to rebuild tissue in inflamed joints.
Celery also has anti-septic properties, that can help restore and maintain urinary tract health, by killing bacteria that could create infection. It is also used in weight loss diets,for it is a low calorie bulk fiber additive.
Because Celery helps aid in circulation it is also said t promote hoof growth.
Dosage is 2 teaspoons daily ( 500kg horse)