The Healing Benefits of Celery Juice

Celery juice is super popular right now because we’re increasingly aware of its benefits for digestive health, metabolic function, and detoxification. Celery juice is totally having a moment in the wellness scene and I want to chat about it a little bit more, especially within the context of heart health.

Celery juice is actually one of the oldest wellness practices in Naturopathic medicine for supporting cardiovascular health. Celery is nutrient rich, low in calories and packed with fiber. It also contains a compound called phthalide, which helps to reduce blood pressure by relaxing the muscles of blood vessels. Celery juice is also helpful for lowering “bad” cholesterol levels (LDL) in the blood, while raising “good” cholesterol (HDL)

In herbal medicine, we use mostly celery seed (Apium graveolens) to calm down inflammation, heal the gut, support heart health, reduce pain caused by conditions such as gout, and so much more.

You can make your own celery juice by juicing a couple stalks of celery. Sometimes I like to mix in apples, ginger, and cucumbers to add some complexity to the flavor profile.

A lot of folks like to drink celery juice first thing in the morning, as an alternative to coffee or tea. Though it’s not totally necessary to drink celery juice exclusively in that way, it is a nice way to wake up the system in the morning and flood the body with an abundance of healthy nutrients.

Hopefully now you know a little bit more about this latest health trend and feel good about giving it a try!

In health,
Dr. Naika

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Dr. Naika, the writer of this blog, has a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a Masters of Science in Acupuncture as of June 2017. Please do not take the information presented on this blog, as medical advice, without consulting your certified health care practitioner. Knowledge is power and your health is your wealth!