You can probably guess what celery seed is simply based off the name. Like we usually do at Vaxxen, we’re going to be pushing the enveloping, taking you a few steps further than just understanding what celery seed is. At some point we may take the time to explore the different side effects of celery seed supplementation as we’ve already created an in-depth post about the benefits you will enjoy.
Today, though, we’re just going to explore how/why celery seed is manufactured, where it is cultivated from, the most common use cases, and how we at Vaxxen suggest you utilize celery seed to your advantage. Hint: Make sure you are brushed up on your ketosis information!
Apium graveolens, better known as celery, has been cultivated in North America, Europe, and Asia for as long as humans have been able to write. Ancient scripts and writings refer to celery in the artifacts of lost civilizations all around the world. Admittedly, not all civilizations and even modern countries utilize celery in the same way. Obviously everybody can eat and consume celery but there are some unique intricacies and use cases.
In the Americas – Gardeners can grow celery as part of their cash crops. Since almost anybody on the continents can grow the hardy plant, the payoff isn’t too amazing so it’s rare for farmers to grow celery unless they have acres and acres to maintain and make it worth their while. The average Joe can grow it in their back yard!
In Europe – The roots of the celery plants are harvested as well, unlike in the Americas. The root bulb can stay good for months and is often stored right through the winter time, providing flavor for soups and stews.
In Asia – Much of the orient has grown accustomed to using the leaves of celery plants in their foods. The leaves and skin have stronger and more pungent taste and are dried and used as a spice.
Why Celery Seed?
Celery seeds are absolutely loaded with antioxidants . Seeds also don’t have to deal with the same chemicals that most farmed plants do. It’s unlikely that seeds will ever experience a taste of pesticides so the extract of celery seeds aren’t going to be harmful or tainted with foreign substances and poisons.
Additionally, it’s cheaper to manufacture medicines and fitness products using the seeds of a plant rather than the adolescent or adult version of the plantae. Without spending the time and effort needed to bring a seed to life, you can negate the cost of farming and cultivation.
Celery Seed at Vaxxen?
We make it a point to leverage celery seed and its benefits in our Pillar product. The antioxidants help with the on-cycle support, combatting a lot of the side effects you could be feeling from the other supplements you’re taking. As we state on our website, the celery seed extract in Pillar acts directly on the kidneys to help increase the elimination of water and speeds up the clearance of accumulated toxins. Additionally, it is used to relieve joint pain and to kill bad bacteria in the urinary tract. Celery is often referred to as a “blood purifier” so it’s best you include it in your macros, even if you don’t want to use the Pillar product!
- Abdulrahman Khazim Al-Asmari, Md. Tanwir Athar, and Saeed G. Kadasah1
An Updated Phytopharmacological Review on Medicinal Plant of Arab Region: Apium graveolens Linn
Pharmacogn Rev. 2017 Jan-Jun; 11(21): 13–18.