Q. Celery seeds work to prevent gout! I am 43 and have been fighting high uric acid since my first attack eight years ago. All the things I’ve tried (from apple cider vinegar to tart cherries and green tea) are for acute attacks. Nothing worked for daily maintenance.
I drink a minimum of 100 ounces of high pH water a day and still have issues. I had a small attack this week on my right ankle.
I searched the web and read about celery seeds on your site. Within 90 minutes of chewing celery seeds, the pain was almost gone. I have noticed the trips to the bathroom have increased, as celery seed is a diuretic, but I am impressed. From now on, celery seed extract capsules will be a regular daily supplement.
A. Celery seed (Apium graveolens) has a long folk history. It has been used to treat joint pain (including gout), as well as headache, anxiety and gas. It has even been tried as an aphrodisiac. There is little scientific evidence that it would stimulate sexuality or relieve any other ailments.
Nonetheless, an expert in botanical medicine, James Duke, PhD, recommends celery seed extract for gout in his book, Dr. Duke’s Essential Herbs. He has identified compounds in this natural product that have anti-inflammatory properties. If you continue consuming celery seeds, be aware that they may interact with drugs like levothyroxine for thyroid or lithium for bipolar disorder.