Celery seed has been used in Indian Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years to combat flu, colds, excess water retention, arthritis and many other diseases.
Why is celery seed so effective?
Celery seed is very rich is omega-6 fatty acids and a diuretic oil called 3-n-Butylpthalidewhich which cleanses the body of excess fluids by stimulating the kidneys.
When excess fluids are flushed out of your system, along with it goes excess uric acid and the crystals which cause gout pain.
Celery seed helps your renal system speed up the excretion of fluids by making you urinate more.
Celery seed can also help with lowering inflammation, helping to reduce swelling and pain.
Good for high blood pressure too
A 2013 study published in Natural Medicine Journal suggests celery seed may decrease blood pressure.
Usually – but not always – gout suffers have elevated blood pressure levels.
In the study, 30 patients with mild to moderate hypertensive patients consumed 150mg per day of celery seed extract.
After 6 weeks, there was an average reduction in systolic blood pressure of 8.9 mmHg and an average reduction in diastolic blood pressure of 8.5 mmHg.
How to take Celery seed
You could eat the seeds, but don’t. They are very bitter.
The easiest way to take celery seed is to buy Celery Seed Extract which you can buy from most pharmacies.
Celery seed is also a key ingredients (along with many others) in Gout Control Advanced.
Because celery seed is a diuretic, it is important to increase water consumption to replace the fluids and to stay hydrated.
Pregnant women should not take celery seed as it can increase the chances of premature birth.
You should consult your doctor before taking celery seed or any other supplement to ensure there will be no side effects if you are taking any other medication.