High blood pressure is a chronic disease that is often accompanied by high cholesterol. As a result, patients with high blood pressure are likely to also have coronary disease.
Professor Zhou Weishun, an eminent traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) doctor at Zhejiang University of Chinese Medicine, had high blood pressure for eight years. However, he developed a unique way to control his blood pressure within the range of 110-120/70-80 mm Hg. Professor Zhou’s remedy is simple: light food, no animal internal organs, and celery.
Traditional Chinese medicine has long considered celery a herbal remedy for high blood pressure. Western medicine has also identified that apegenin in celery is good for lowering blood pressure, preventing atherosclerosis, and reducing cholesterol.
Here are three healthy celery remedies:
Extracted celery juice
Carefully place 250 grams of fresh celery into boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Remove the celery and allow it to cool. Chop the celery into small pieces and extract them in a juicer or blender until liquefied. Drink 4 ounces (half a cup) of the juice twice per day.
Chinese celery date soup
This remedy consist of 200 grams of fresh celery and 30 grams of Chinese dates. Cut the celery into small pieces and pit the dates. Place the celery and dates in water on medium heat for about 15-20 minutes. When resulting soup is ready, it can be sprinkled to taste with spices.
Honey celery juice
The ingredients for this remedy include 150 grams of fresh celery, a teaspoon of honey, and 300 grams of warm water. Chop the celery to small pieces and grind them with the warm water in a blender. Add the honey and drink a cup of the juice twice a day.
The writer of this story is not a medical professional, and the information that is in this story has been collected from reliable sources — every precaution has been taken to ensure its accuracy. The information provided is for general information purposes only, and should not be substituted for professional health care.
Translated by Jean Chen and edited by Aizhu Lu.