Celery for Arthritis

Although there is no clinical data to prove its usefulness, celery and celery seed have been used as an arthritis treatment for many years. Celery seeds have been found to have anti-inflammatory properties which serve to reduce swelling and pain around the joints of arthritis patients. Celery can be eaten raw, or celery seed extract capsules are available at many health food stores.

Fast Facts:

  • Celery is considered a diuretic, and large doses of it may not be safe.
  • When using celery seed to treat arthritis, a standard dosage is considered to be between 1-4g.
  • Celery and celery seed have been reported to lower blood pressure. If you suffer from hypotension, do not consume large medicinal amounts of celery without your physician's approval.