Celery Seed (Apium graveolens)
Description: GRAS- Celery is a biennial plant, 12-24 inches high, with a grooved, fleshy, erect stalk and skinny pennant leaves. The plant grows with a smooth stem and soft leaves sporting white flowers.
Common Uses: Celeryseed is reputed to have antioxidant, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic (urinary), antispasmodic, aperitif, depurative, digestive diuretic, carminative, cholagogue, hepatic, nervine, sedative (nervous), stimulant (uterine) and stomachic properties. May assist in decreasing puffiness, redness, water-logged skin, skin stains, spots, bronchitis, congestion, arthritis, gout pain, rheumatism, hemorrhoids, swollen glands, indigestion, liver congestion, bad breath, cystitis, gout, milk flow, menstruation, neuralgia, sciatica, and nervous disorders. May dissolve accumulated uric acid in joints, decrease toxin accumulation, assists lymphatic drainage, lowers blood pressure, balances glandular problems, aids in renel detoxification, increase urine flow, minimize sexual problems, sedative and tonic to Central Nervous System for restful sleep. Used in soups, salads, and sauces.
Blends well with: Lavender, Pine, Opopanax, Lovage, Tea Tree, Cinnamon, and other spice oils.
Aromatic Scent: Celeryseed Essential Oil has a fresh, spicy and warm scent.
History: Native to southern Europe, Celery is extensively cultivated as a domestic vegetable, with the oil principally produced in India, Holland, China, Hungary and the USA.
Cautions: Non-toxic, non-irritant, possible sensitization. Avoid during pregnancy, as it is a Uterine Stimulant.