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Phyto Facts-Celery

Celery is native to the Mediterranean areas and the Middle East. Ancient Greece and Rome used it for flavouring and ancient Chinese used it in traditional medicine! It’s scientific name means “strong smelling”

Chlorophyll gives that vivid green colour to fruits and vegetables

Ways to eat Celery

One of the most well know properties of Celery is that of being a diuretic, and many people turn to Celery when they have urinary issues, especially women prone to Urinary Tract Infections or those who have Interstitial Cystitis.

While Celery can help tremendously just by clearing waste through urine, caution must be taken by women to recognise if their urinary discomfort is due to an infection or an irritable bladder, or is it instead some form of incontinence. Many women find their bladder issues worsen with drinking Celery juice, as they just have incontinence.

Celery, Spinach and Fennel soup

Celery also contains Silicon, making it good for your skin, hair, joints, connective tissues, bones and arteries.

Since it is predominantly fibre and water, Celery is great to lose weight, as it provides a feeling of fullness, helps digestion, reduces water retention and aids weight control.

Celery has a rich source of minerals such as calcium, sodium, copper, magnesium, iron, zinc, and potassium. It contains fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K as well as B vitamins, vitamin C and loads of fibre


High Chlorophyll cleans blood and promotes circulation


Flavonoids in Celery are anti inflammatory and have cancer fighting properties


Celery is a diuretic, helping electrolyte balance and Cortisol balance

Ancient Greece regarded Celery so high, that wreaths for winners of games were made of celery. Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey also mention celery! Symbol of Sicily was a Celery leaf!


Smoothie of fresh green apple, celery and spinach

Coumarins are chemical compounds in plants like Celery which possess a variety of biological properties, including antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic and antioxidant. Coumarins lower blood pressure and promote circulation which is why Celery is good for migraines and cardiovascular health. Celery is also thought to be especially good for men’s heart health.

Celery contains a good amount of Potassium and contains natural organic form of Sodium, so Celery juice is one of nature’s best Electrolytes. When you feel you need to replenish your electrolytes, reach for Celery juice. But do note that during a bout of diarrhoea, this might not be wise, although you are losing electrolytes, as it can cause further abdominal cramping and pain. Used during excessive exercise, it can regulate fluid balance.

Chlorophyll in Celery, improves your liver’s ability for detoxification, improving digestion and weight control, helps your skin, is an antioxidant and can help protect you against cancer.



Try Celery sticks with a garlic Aioli dip for a snack

Celery sticks with a yoghurt dip can be a part of a Mediterranean meal

Use Celery, green apple and spinach as a Smoothie for a Chlorophyll boost



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Three years ago I wrote a book which I titled Sleep Whisperer, looking at sleep from a very in depth perspective, and tying together the cutting-edge science of functional medicine and eastern ancient wisdom. The story of how I wrote that book is indeed magical and a mixture of spiritual guidance and astrology(by my spiritual guide and mentor Shyam @himalayan.yogi ). It’s also been a lot of sacrifice and hard work during times that were stressful, challenging and testing in all ways.

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