English Name :- Apium Graveolens
Botanical Name :- Apium graveolens
Family :- UMBELLIFERAE
Parts - Used:- Roots and fruits.
Habit :- An annual herb, about 2-3 feet high leaves are deeply dissected, flowers white in small umbels, Fruits ovals and yellow.
Taste :- Aromatic-Acrid
Chemical Constituents :- Plant contains Volatile oil of light yellow color, which contains sulphur, apoil (poisonous substances, Glucoside (Apiin) Albumin, Gum, minerals.
Rheumatism Abdominal pain, Flatulence, Vomiting, Indigestion, Toothache, worms infestation, Urine trouble, Bronchitis, Asthma, Calculii, Liver and Spleen trouble.
- This is one of the popular herbs recognized for its strong aromatic flavor.
- This herb is very low choleric. It helps reduce body weight and blood cholesterol levels.
- Its leaves are a rich source of flavonoid anti oxidant and cancer protecting and immune boosting.
- This herb is regarded as functional food.
- Its leaves are a good source of vitamin A and Beta-carotene which are natural anti oxidants and maintain healthy mucus membranes and skin.
- It cures night blindness and protects from lung and oral cavity cancers.
- This herb contains folic acid, riboflavin, niacin and vitamin C essential for metabolism.
- This fresh herb is an excellent source of Vitamin K which increases bone mass. It helps cure Alzheimer’s disease.
- This herb is also a good source of minerals like potassium, sodium, calcium etc. which maintain body health and regulate heart rate and blood pressure.
- Its seeds and roots are diuretic and remove excess water the body through urine.
- This herb helps breast milk secretion and acts as a general tonic for the body.
- It is useful in regulating the functioning of liver and spleen.
- During cold and fevers its intake with water is very beneficial.
- Its seeds mixed with rock salt are highly beneficial in stomach disorders and stomach
- It removes abdominal pain, vomiting, indigestion, toothache and worm infections.
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