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Celery – The Nerve Builder

The common celery

plant is a very underrated

vegetable.

Usually relegated to a

supporting role in salads

or as a snack food

for overweight dieters, celery

has much more to offer for anyone

who wants a healthy nervous system.

For those unfamiliar with Edgar Cayce’s

nerve-regeneration regimen, celery’s nervebuilding

qualities may come as a surprise. Many readings for

individuals with neurological problems were told to eat a nervebuilding

diet in which celery was a primary component. Some

individuals were told to eat some celery every day. The readings

also encouraged drinking celery juice in combination with

carrots and lettuce to strengthen the nervous system.

For example, in the reading (2-14), Cayce specifies celery as part of one recommended diet: “In the noon (meal), there may be those of the vegetables that are fresh, and as are ESPECIALLY grown in the vicinity where the body resides. Shipped vegetables are never very good. In these characters should be those of celery, lettuce, asparagus, beets, beans, lentils – provided they are not prepared with too much of hog meats.”

Celery was regarded as a medicinal herb during Cayce’s

era. It was the main ingredient in a nerve tonic called Celerina

(no longer available commercially), prescribed in twenty-two

Cayce readings. Modern use of celery by herbalists focuses

primarily on celery seeds that can be made into a tea used to

prevent cancer, lower blood pressure, and decrease cholesterol.

Although celery is rich in nutrients, including phosphorus,

silicon, iron, and calcium, the readings don’t explain why celery

is so helpful for the nervous system. When making a

salad or choosing a healthy snack, be sure to keep some crisp

celery in mind and it will help keep your mind strong.

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