Dr. Axe on Celery Seed Benefits:
Used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat colds, flu, water retention, poor digestion, arthritis and disease, celery seed has been part of holistic health for thousands of years. What is it used for today? It’s commonly used to help the body eliminate water through urine, treat arthritis and gout, reduce menstrual cramps, decrease inflammation, and lower blood pressure.
This tiny miracle seed comes straight from a celery plant called smallage but cannot be harvested until the second year of development. The celery plant produces a valuable celery seed essential oil, which is often used in the perfume industry — and which also contains a powerful chemical compound called apiole. Celery seeds are well-known in cooking as a spice, both whole and ground, which do more than just add flavor to dishes — they also have amazing effects on health:
Helps Regulate Blood Pressure
Offers Antiseptic Properties to Help Preserve Food
Can Alleviate Symptoms of Arthritis and Gout
Offers Antibacterial Benefits and Fights Infection
May Help Reduce Pain Associated with Menstrual Cramps
Dr. Axe on Top 8 Health Benefits of Coriander:
1. Lower Blood Sugar
2. Ease Digestive Discomfort
3. Decrease Blood Pressure
4. Fight Food Poisoning
5. Improve Cholesterol Levels
6. Help Urinary Tract Infections
7. Support Healthy Menstrual Function
8. May Prevent Neurological Inflammation and Disease
“Neurodegenerative diseases — including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, brain tumors and meningitis — are associated with chronic inflammation. A study published in the journal Molecular Neurobiology found that diets high in turmeric, pepper, clove, ginger, garlic, cinnamon and coriander helped target inflammatory pathways and prevent neurodegenerative diseases. Researchers noted that lifestyle factors of individuals with diets rich in these nutrients showed lower incidences of neurological degeneration…”
4 Tablespoons celery seed
2 Tablespoons red cinchona officinalis
1 ½ teaspoons ground orange zest
1 ½ teaspoons coriander seed
1 ½ teaspoons lemon zest
2 fluid ounces apple cider vinegar
5 fluid ounces alcohol (vodka, grain alcohol or moonshine)
3 fluid ounces vegetable glycerine
Therapeutic Uses and Benefits of Cinchona Bark:
The native Quechua people, living in what is now Peru, had been using the bark of cinchona trees for treating hypothermia and fever and this is what led to its development as a drug for malaria. The Jesuits in colonial Peru, knowing of the local use of cinchona for treating fever, began to use concoctions of the powdered bark to treat malaria patients, beginning in the 1630s.
The active ingredient against malaria, the alkaloid quinine, was isolated in the 1820s, prompting further cultivation of trees, especially C. ledgeriana and C. succirubra. In the 1940s, after the active alkaloid was isolated and identified drug companies were able to develop synthetic quinine. Some strains of malaria have become resistant to the synthetic quinine which has instigated renewed interest in sourcing natural quinine from cinchona.
In treating malaria, the mode of action of cinchona bark may be both antipyretic (anti-fever), and antimicrobial; that is to say that cinchona might be treating the symptoms of the infection, i.e., the fever, while also combating the microorganism itself. The microorganism that causes malaria is called a protist and not a virus or bacterium. The mechanisms by which quinine interferes with the protist are becoming more clear with advanced research.
The protozoan parasite Plasmodium falciparum, one of five species of protists that cause malaria in humans, has developed resistance to other malarial drugs, sometimes within a year of the drug being introduced. In contrast, quinine remains effective even today, after centuries of use. The protist’s resistance to quinine appears to be only “low-grade”, meaning that quinine does retain some delayed or diminished action against it.
The blood and cardiac disorders that have traditionally been treated with this medicinal herb are anemia, varicose veins and irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). In the case of arrhythmia, evidence to support these claims and some prescription medicines for arrhythmia are in fact derived from cinchona.
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Paine’s Celery Compound Dosage:
“The dose should be graduated to suit the patient, enough being taken to act upon the bowels, and keep them regular, but lessening the dose if it acts too strongly; for adults a teaspoonful to a tablespoonful in a little water up to four times a day before eating and at bedtime. Lessen the dose for children according to age.”
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