, scientifically known as Apium graveolens
, has been used as herbal medicine in various traditional cultures. Different parts of the celery plant contain phytochemicals including glucosides, steroids, and various phenols such as furanocoumarins, flavones, and trace elements (sodium, potassium, calcium, and iron). These nutrients contribute to this flora’s pharmacological activity. Celery seeds are used as spice as well as herbal medicine. Studies demonstrate that celery is a good source of antioxidants that reduced oxidative stress and inflammation. It also has an antimicrobial, anti-tumor, antiulcer effects, and it acts to reduce muscle spasm. Celery’s most notable health benefit is its liver protecting capability.
Studies demonstrate that celery helps repair paracetamol-induced liver damage. Combined with other herbal medicine such as chicory and barley, celery can also help reduce elevated serum liver enzymes, cholesterol, triglycerides, and improve lipid profile [Al-Asmari et al. 2017