Scientific Name: Apium graveolens, Umbelliferae family
Common Names: Celery seed
Part used: Seed
Compounds: Vitamins A, B, and C, zinc, calcium, chlorophyll, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potash, potassium, volatile oils, flavonoids, coumarins, and linoleic acidalpha-linolenic-acid, beta-eudesmol, and boron.
Background: Used as medicine since ancient times, with possible origins in the Indian Ayurvedic system. The English word celery is from celeri, a French word derived from an ancient Greek word. The plant is mentioned as selinon in Homer's Odyssey (850 BC.)
Introduced to the Americas in the 17th century, there were a handful of cultivated US varieties listed in use there by 1806.
Applications: Diuretic, antispasmodic, nervine, antiinflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, appetite stimulant, carminative, emmenagogue, hypotensive, nervine.
Used as a treatment for brain and nervous system conditions, as a mild tranquilizer, to treat alcoholism, anxiety, depression, neuralgia, ardiovascular conditions, cold, bronchitis,
flu, and pulmonary catarrh. Lowers high blood pressure, increases menstrual flow, promotes the onset of menstruation.
Used to treat muscular conditions, muscle spasms, cystitis, gout, urinary tract and kidney inflammation and infection. Reduces inflammation in the following conditions: arthritis, rheumatism, liver conditions. Preventive in liver damage caused by toxic chemicals. Corrects acid-based metabolism imbalance.
Used as a remedy for skin problems, deficiency diseases, to prevent and diminish cancer and tumors, spleen disorders. The seed is known to be beneficial to those with a tendency to be overweight.
Celery is a member of the Umbelliferae family, a family which includes anise, caraway, carrot, fennel, parsley, parsnips, and celeriaic. Depending upon the variety of celery, you will likely find over a million seeds in just one pound of celery seed. It is a year-round crop in California and many other places around the world.
The celery plant is slender, pale to darker green, growing up to 3 ft in height. It has a segmented leaf (3-5. Flowers with small white petals. Celery seeds are very small, tan to dark brown, and have a strong, bitter, pleasant smell.
Tea: 1 to 3 tsp. crushed seeds. Steep 10- 20 min. Taken 3 x per day and as needed.
Whole and ground seed may be added to a variety of foods.
There is no known negative safety information available.
May promote uterine muscle contraction and bleeding. Use during pregnancy or when conception is desired is not recommended.
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