Celery (Ajmoda)

Celery (Ajmoda)         

 

Energetics: Astringent, sweet, salty/cold/pungent PK- V+ (needed minerals for all three humors)

 

Actions: Astringent, diuretic, nervine; seeds and roots—diuretic, seeds are hot, stimulant, carminative, emmenagogue, antispasmodic, (similar to ajwan—wild celery seeds)

Indications: Cleanses mind, emotions, perception, increases ether to promote meditation

(Closely related to gotu kola/bráhmí in this effect); dizziness, headache, eliminates carbon dioxide, Pitta and Kapha arthritis; adrenal disorders, weight loss, blood cleanser, urogenital infections, pro- motes digestion, kidney and liver disorders; regu- lates the nervous system, water retention, diabe- tes, cancer; lowers blood pressure; seeds and roots—dissolve stones, arthritis, gout.

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