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What Are the Benifits of Celery Powder?

Apr 09, 2020

Celery is the whole grass of the umbelliferous plant celery. It is a biennial herb of the umbelliferous family. It is native to the Mediterranean coast and has a long history of cultivation in China. Celery powder contains a variety of trace elements necessary for the human body and a variety of pharmacologically active ingredients, and has excellent medicinal functions.

Celery powder

◆ Calm

A variety of phthalide compounds can be extracted from celery seeds, which itself has a sedative effect . Dong Gaoxiang et al. After injecting a larger dose of butylphthalide into the mice, the mice were significantly sedated, showing reduced activity, ataxia, and correction.

◆ Antibacterial

Celery powder contains insecticidal and antibacterial substances. Wannissorn et al. Analyzed samples of essential oils extracted from 32 plants such as celery, and found that the essential oils extracted from celery seeds had effects on Salmonella typhimurium.

The celery extract can kill Staphylococcus aureus, wild E. coli and Aspergillus fumigatus. The crude extract of celery seeds has the effect of repelling and killing the larvae and adults of Aedes aegypti; it is speculated that the celery seed extract may kill the larvae of Aedes mosquito by acting on the nervous system. It is expected to contribute to the prevention and control of mosquitoes. For example, celery can be used as a source of mosquito biological control active ingredients.

◆ Antioxidant

Celery extract is a natural antioxidant, has obvious antioxidant effect, can enhance antioxidant enzyme activity; eliminate excessive free radicals in the body, reduce the toxic side effects of free radicals. Yan Jiangang et al. Used a high-fat diet to induce a hyperlipidemia model in rats. The results showed that celery extract can significantly increase the content of HDL-C and enhance the activity of antioxidant enzymes.  It has found that the SOD activity in the liver serum of the treated group increased, and the blood stasis, injury and cell necrosis of the liver were lighter than the ischemia-reperfusion group. It is speculated that apigenin may alleviate liver damage caused by ischemia-reperfusion by antagonizing lipid peroxidation and scavenging the generation of free radicals, thereby protecting the function of liver tissue.

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