Latin Name: apium graveolens
Alternative Name: smallage, marsh parsley
Forms Available: essential oil
Celery Seed – apium graveolens – celery seed has been used for thousands of years for many reasons. In ancient times, Ayurvedic physicians used celery seed to treat people with colds, flu, water retention, poor digestion, and various types of arthritis. Today, celery seed is used primarily as a diuretic. The diuretic action combined with the presence of anti-bacterial compounds in celery seed also make it useful in treating urinary tract infections.
Aromatherapy & Health Uses: Diuretic, detoxifier. Especially good for gout sufferers as it increases uric acid secretions and it is these crystals that are built up in the joints of gout victims.
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