Thursday, October 9, 2014
Celery ~ Have You Ever Seen a Rabbit with Gout?
In my research of home remedies, it never fails to amaze me that the simplest, most everyday things end up being far more valuable than most of us know.
Like . . .
~Chia seeds ~ WHO would have thought that we were using some of the most nutritious, God-given Omega 3-rich little seeds to grow funny hair on little terra-cotta figurines?!
~Dandelion ~ most people consider them weeds that need to be exterminated from their yard. God made them a nice, light and very effective body cleanse and one of the best, richest, non-constipating forms iron you can find.
~Plantain ~ again, to most people it's a weed that is the bane of a pretty yard. God infused it with incredible skin-soothing, wound-healing abilities. (Hmmm . . . I need to write about that and share my ointment recipe)
Which brings me to yet another common plant that has far more benefit than many of us would have ever thought . . .
That yummy veggie platter staple is far better for you than just a mere implement used to bring dip from your plate to your lips.
The STEMS, that which we usually eat or juice, are a great source of fiber and has a light diuretic/cleansing effect. Eating celery also helps with flatulence. [good to know O:-) ]
But the SEEDS are where the real power lies. Simply chewing a few seeds can help with bronchitis and asthma symptoms. An infusion ~ strong tea* ~ or tincture of celery seeds is a gentle but powerful healer. Not only does this help with bronchitis and asthma, but the tea or tincture can help with blood pressure, bladder infections ~ or other urinary tract infections, even kidney stones; it's mild diuretic benefits flush and cleanse the kidneys and reduces acidity.
Because the seeds have the ability to "flush" your body, it detoxifies nearly the whole body which makes it incredibly helpful for circulation . . . which makes it beneficial for reducing inflammation in your joints and muscles . . . which makes it greatly beneficial in reducing the inflammation associated with arthritis and gout.
Because of ALL of these benefits, many people drink a glass of celery juice, tea or tincture as a daily "tonic."
Who'd-a thunk it? All that from such a common plant. Isn't God so very good to us?
Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><
*For a strong tea/infusion, steep 1ts. of celery seeds in a fine mesh tea ball for 10-20 minutes. DO NOT sweeten. Depending upon your issues, drink up to 3 times per day.