Celery is a plant of the awnings family. Its stems are hollow, it has mixed leaves and white flowers and forms a large round bulb.
Its health benefits are many, in principle it is rich in vitamins, thus strengthening the body's defenses against various diseases. It also has antioxidant, anticoagulant and anti-cancer properties, is rich in vitamins that strengthen the function of the nervous system, reduce fatigue levels, reduce the risk of heart attack and help prevent osteoporosis.
Celery has digestive properties and is an excellent medicine to combat bloating and indigestion. Its decoction is a natural diuretic as it increases the flow of urine thus removing the bacteria that cause infections. At the same time, it helps the body eliminate toxins, thus preventing the formation of kidney stones and soothing menstrual cramps.
In cooking it is used in recipes as fricassee, in bean soup, in soups, risottos and oily foods such as briam.