Are the leaves and stalks - as opposed to the seeds - of celery ever medicinal?
I found quite a few volunteer celery plants merrily growing in our orchard pasture this year. Some seem to be of the fully "green" varieties I planted in my wicking tubs last spring and this spring. and several seem to have crossed with the skinny red-stalked celery I planted near the front yard five years ago and which has happily naturalized there each year since. I tasted several leaves and stalks and, WOW, they are pungent! I've been looking for info about using them for medicine, it seems like they may have an affinity for the kidneys and bladder but that's just a guess, does anybody know about making medicine from celery leaves and stalks? I don't know if they'll develop fast enough to go to seed, so I'm hoping I can harvest the vegetative parts for something. I think they would bowl you over if I tried to cook with them in a conventional way.
Any help appreciated. Thanks!
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