Celery and gout
The clinical study was conducted on Gouticin (Herbal coded tablet) that contains different medicinal herbs including A. graveolens (celery), used as analgesic in Gouty arthritis. The study was conducted in Shifa ul Mulk Memorial Hospital, Hamdard University, Karachi. The drug was prescribed to 50 patients between ages of 35 years to 75 years. The selected drug was administered to attain a successful response to gout. The clinical study of A. graveolens shows that it exhibits the anti-inflammatory effects. It was concluded that Gouticin is remarkably effective for the treatment of acute gout and arthritis (Akram, 2009).
In another study a herbal drug Arthritin containing different medicinal herbs including A. graveolens was evaluated in comparison with methotrexate for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. The study was conducted in Shifa ul Mulk Memorial Hospital, Hamdard University, Karachi and the herbal formulation arthritin was administered to 50 patients. The clinical study shows that Arthritin exhibits anti-inflammatory effects. It was concluded that A. graveolens (celery) is effective for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (Owais, 2009).
Asif, H.M., M., Akram, K., Usmanghani, N., Akhta, P.A., Shah, M., Uzair, M., Ramzan, S.M.A., Shah and R., Rehman. (2011). Monograph of Apium graveolens Linn. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, vol. 5, sup. 8, pp. 1494 – 1496.