Cress is the tender stems and leaves of the umbelliferous plant Cress, which is a biennial herb with an umbrella shape. Celery is native to the Mediterranean coast and has a long history of cultivation in China. It is widely distributed in most parts of the country. Xuanhua in Hebei, Weixian in Shandong and Shangqiu in Henan are famous celery producing places. Available in all seasons. Cress, small roots, tall, solid, green handles, thick fibers, light flavor, crisp and tender vegetables, and more edible parts. Quality requirements of celery: Neat size, without old stalks, yellow leaves and soil, petioles without rust spots, insect wounds, bright green or white, and petioles are full and tender.
Nutritional content of cress
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The efficacy of cress
Pinggan clears heat, expels wind and dampness, removes annoyance and swelling, cools blood to stop bleeding, detoxifies and expels lungs, strengthens stomach and blood, clears bowels, relieves lungs and coughs, lowers blood pressure, and strengthens brain. Indications: hypertension, dizziness, fever and thirst, jaundice, edema, unpleasant urination, irregular menstruation, red vaginal discharge, scabies, cheeks and other diseases. It has adjuvant treatment effects on vascular sclerosis, neurasthenia, headache and brain swelling, and pediatric chondrosis. It can also cure high blood pressure or headache caused by upheavals.
How to choose cress
When choosing celery, pinch the stem of celery, the young celery that is easy to break and the old celery that is not easy to break; the celery leaves you choose can be cold mixed.
Small knowledge of cress nutrition
1. The antihypertensive and antihypertensive effect of cress is mainly due to the acidic antihypertensive component in cress. Animal experiments have shown that it has a significant antihypertensive effect on rabbits and dogs by intravenous injection. It is clinically effective for primary, pregnancy and menopausal hypertension. 2. An alkaline component isolated from water celery has a sedative effect on animals and a soothing effect on the human body, which is conducive to calming emotions and eliminating irritability. 3. Cress contains diuretic active ingredients to eliminate sodium retention in the body and diuretic swelling. Clinically, cress and water decoction can treat chyluria. 4. Cress is a high-fiber food with anti-cancer and anti-cancer effects. It produces a substance of lignin or enterolipid through intestinal digestion. This kind of substance is an antioxidant, which can inhibit the intestines at high concentrations. Carcinogens produced by bacteria. It can also speed up the running time of feces in the intestine, reduce the contact between carcinogens and colonic mucosa, and achieve the purpose of preventing colon cancer. 5. Cress has a high iron content, which can supplement women's menstrual blood loss. It is a good vegetable for patients with iron deficiency anemia. It can prevent the skin from being pale, dry and dull, and can make eyes look bright and hair black. 6. Shui Qinqin is the first choice for adjuvant treatment of hypertension and its complications. For vascular sclerosis, neurasthenia patients also have adjuvant treatment. 7. The leaves and stems of cress contain volatile substances, which are uniquely aromatic and can enhance appetite. Cress juice also lowers blood sugar. Eating cress often can neutralize uric acid and acidic substances in the body, and has a better effect on preventing gout. 8. Cress contains zinc and is a sexually functional food that promotes sexual excitement. It is known in the West as "couple dishes" and was once listed as fasting by monks in ancient Greece. A study in Thailand found that eating cress often reduced the number of men's sperm and could help with contraception.
Cress related people
suitable for majority of the people. 1. Particularly suitable for patients with hypertension and arteriosclerosis; diabetes, iron deficiency anemia patients, menstrual women, adult men, suitable for consumption. 2. Celery is cold and smooth, so the spleen and stomach should be cold and the intestinal slippery should be eaten with caution; celery has the effect of lowering blood pressure, so those with low blood pressure should be used cautiously; men who plan to give birth should pay attention to eating less.