Published On: Tue, Jan 15th, 2013

Apium Graveolens (Celery) for treating Rheumatic Diseases

Tagged with:

Morphology and Distribution of Celery:

The Biological Name of Celery is Apium graveolens that belongs to the or Umbelliferae family.

Celery for Rheumatic Diseases

Medicinal Uses of Celery

Celery is a biennial erect herb which grows to a height of 2 to 3 feet. The leaves arise from the roots and consists of small .

Celery is found grown at the base of North Western Himalayas and the outlying hills of the and in Western India. The celery herb is available in the market in Ayurvedic, Unani and Homeopathic shops. The useful parts of the plant are seeds and roots.

Synonyms of Celery in various languages:

  • Hindi – Ajmoda
  • Sanskrit – Ajmoda
  • English – Celery
  • Gujarati – Ajamoda
  • Bengali – Randhuni
  • Kannada – Ajamoda voma
  • Marathi – Ajamoda vova
  • Tamil – Asham taagam
The trade name of the celery is ajamoda.

Properties of Celery:

  • Tonic
  • Diuretic
  • Carminative
  • Emmenagogue
  • Stimulant
  • Antirheumatic

Phytochemicals of Celery:

The phytochemicals which are present in the celery are , terpenes, furocoumarins, volatile oils, minerals and vitamins A and C.

Forms of use of Celery:

Celery is used in the form of seed powder.

Medicinal uses of Celery:

  • The drug is used for the treatment of rheumatoid .
  • Celery also works as diuretic.
  • Stomachic
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Tonic
  • The drug is also used in the treatment of bronchitis and asthma as antispasmodic.
  • Celery is used in diets as it provides low calorie dietary-fibre bulk.

Related posts