What’s the Verdict on Celery Juice for Eczema?
Many people with chronic conditions seek alternative treatments for their condition. You may have looked at non-medical treatments for your eczema. A popular alternative treatment for eczema involves drinking celery juice every morning on an empty stomach.1,2
There are claims that drinking celery juice cures eczema, psoriasis, acne, and even high blood pressure.1,2 Celery juice is a lot less expensive than most medications. This seems like a great deal, right? Well, the old saying goes: “If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.” So, we did a little research to find out if drinking celery juice works as well as supporters claim it does.
Who is the "Medical Medium"?
Anthony William was the first person to use celery juice to treat eczema.1 Anthony calls himself a medical medium. He says that he talks with a being he calls the Spirit.2 The Spirit is who told Anthony to use celery juice to treat medical conditions.1 Anthony is not a doctor. He does not have any medical education.1 Anthony states he knew his grandmother had lung cancer when he was 4 years old.2 He claims he knew this before her doctors did. This is how he states he became a medical medium.
Why celery juice is supposed to work for eczema
Anthony says that skin conditions start in the liver.2 He says there are pathogens that live in the liver.1 These pathogens consume copper in the body, creating toxins. He says that the Spirit told him that the liver releases toxins. These toxins attempt to escape the body through the skin. These are what cause skin conditions.1 Anthony claims that drinking 16 ounces of celery juice every morning on an empty stomach is a miracle cure.2 He says that the celery juice starves harmful pathogens in the body.
Is there any science behind these claims?
There is some real science behind how healthy celery is. A group of doctors in the Middle East looked at the health benefits of celery.3 They knew that celery has been used as a medicinal plant for centuries in many cultures. They looked at studies that had already been done on celery as herbal medicine.3
The health benefits of celery
They found that celery produces many chemicals that are good for the body.2 Celery chemicals were able to heal liver injuries in laboratory rats. It also helped to lower levels of cholesterol in the blood of lab rats.3 Celery essential oil may have antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Celery may help reduce inflammation.1,3 Researchers also found that people who have kidney disease should avoid excessive amounts of celery.3 They found evidence that celery can cause contact dermatitis. They found that more studies need to be done to show that celery is truly helpful for humans
Is celery juice good for eczema?
Most experts agree that celery juice is good for you, but doctors say it probably will not cure your eczema.2,3 Doctors still do not know what causes all types of eczema. They do know that some forms of eczema are caused by a gene mutation.1 This gene mutation causes the skin to not form a protective barrier.1 This can cause the skin to break, bleed, and allow some viruses and bacteria into the body. Celery juice would not help to treat this genetic problem.1
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Should I drink celery juice for eczema?
Consuming more fruits and vegetables is a very good step in improving your health. Adding more celery to your diet should not hurt you. Will it heal your eczema? Probably not. As always, you should talk to your doctor before starting any alternative therapy. Your doctor will let you know if celery juice will interact with any of your medications or any other conditions you have.
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