Celery, the tasty vegetable may be used for the prevention and treatment of hypertension, some scientists suggested.
Hypertension is the most common syndrome in the Western world caused by abnormally high blood pressure.
Celery is a species of Apium graveolens, belonging to the family Apiaceae. It is cultivated all around the globe as a vegetable.
The veggie can grow to 1/2 m tall with stalks (leaf on the top) arranging in a conical shape joined at a common base.
There is no single cause of hypertension. Epidemiological studies suggested an unhealthy lifestyle such as a diet with high saturated and trans fat, red meat and processed food and low fruits and vegetables, smoking, overweight and obesity contributes to the onset of hypertension.
In the differentiate the correlation between the Western diet which had been promoted by the industries over the last many decades and the risk of hypertension, researchers indicated, the Western diet is one of major culprit associated to the rise of high blood pressure incidence in the adults of the Western world.
With an aim to find a natural ingredient or whole food for the prevention and treatment of hypertension, researchers at the Mashhad University of Medical Sciences assessed the effects of different celery (Apium graveolens) seed extracts on blood pressure (BP).
Taken altogether, celery, cooked or raw processed high amounts of n-butylphthalide (NBP) is considered a functional food for the prevention and treatment of high blood pressure with no side effects.
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(3) Antihypertensive effect of celery seed on rat blood pressure in chronic administration by Moghadam MH1, Imenshahidi M, Mohajeri SA.(PubMed)
(4) A Western dietary pattern is associated with higher blood pressure in Iranian adolescents by Hojhabrimanesh A1, Akhlaghi M1,2, Rahmani E2, Amanat S2, Atefi M2, Najafi M2, Hashemzadeh M2, Salehi S2, Faghih S. (PubMed)