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Castilian: celery, water celery, celery edge.

English: celery, smallage, small parsley.

INTRODUCTION: Two varieties of celery: left, turnip celery (Apium graveolens var. Rapaceum) On the right, the traditional celery (A. graveolens var. Dulce) The celery has a wide range of medicinal properties, which include diuresis digestion and expectoration.

There are two types of celery: the growing spontaneously in the forests, which are grown in the orchards. The latter is larger but less aromatic that the wild, which thrive in places with abundant water, is known as the streams of celery or celery edge.

It is a plant that, while employed by its medicinal properties, is used as a common vegetable or salad, and is indispensable in any good broth which prides itself on being so.

FEATURES: It takes two years to grow. Stem hollow green and reaches more than half a meter in height, topped with fine populated umbels of white multiple florcillas. The leaves surrounding the stem, have a triangular shape, with many and deep divisions. All the plant shows a characteristic aroma, pleasing to some but annoying to others.

LOCATION: In its natural state, living in very humid, with plenty of water, and water is well supported by slightly saunas, so it must be sought by the sea, in the marshes, swamps in the mouths of rivers. The crop requires very cold weather and no irrigation water.

Medicinal properties: The whole plant (root, stem, leaves, flowers, fruits) contain active ingredients. Its primary application is as a diuretic. Mild diuretic, Carminative, Emenagogo, Soothing, refreshing, Tonic (nervous system) Anti, tranquilizers, remineralizing, purified, Desintoxicante, Snacks (root) also has stimulant properties and the restoration works in Muscles kidney, bladder, liver.

COLLECTION: The harvest time place at the beginning of autumn when the plant has reached its maximum development and the fruits have already matured.

APPLICATIONS AND USES: Use the fresh plant. To prepare a drink diuretic, was crushed in a mortar leaves and ribs or pass through a mincer. Slips and the resulting liquid takes a tacit, but should not be stored m of a couple of days, because time is lost vitamins. Other ways to use it is in salad, lined with salt, oil and vinegar, along with lettuce tomato, onion, carrots can also be added. Remember that they must use to prepare a good soup. If we take it boiled with vegetables, you can use the water that antidandruff like lotion. And even more: with the root can prepare an appetizer syrup, along with roots of the asparagus and parsley and fennel RUSCO in pharmacological studies have established that it is a good sedative Carminative.


The root of the celery roots entering all 5 of the syrup diuretic appetizer: celery, asparagus, fennel, parsley and RUSCO)

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Decoction (roots) 50 grams per liter. Simmer 10 minutes. A liter a day.

Infusion (fruit) one tablespoon per cup of dessert, three days before or after meals.

Fluid extract (1: 1) 15 to 30 drops, twice a day.

Tincture (1: 10) 50 to 100 drops, one to three times a day.

Essential oil: 1 to 3 drops once or twice a day.

Juice: 1 to 3 tablespoons a day.


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