Botanical: Apium graveolens (LINN.)
Family: N.O. Umbelliferae
The American Botanical Council discusses the uses of
Celery Seed. The oil has “reportedly been used as
diuretic, as a
antispasmodic.” Widespread use of the seeds in Europe to
treat a variety of illnesses is also noted.
B. Mowrey, Ph.D.
in his book,
The Scientific Validation of Herbal Medicine, reports that Celery Seed “is a traditional
and blood cleanser.”
A prominent herbalist, David Litell, reports
that Celery Seed is effective as a diuretic, and for support of the
A prominent herbalist, Joanne Snow, concluded that Celery Seed
is a “mild
diuretic and mild spasmolytic.”
FDA has declared it GRAS
(generally recognized as safe).
More Scientific References
on Celery seed, (Apium
** Daniel Mowrey, PhD. Herbal Tonic Therapies.
Potter's New Cyclopaedia of Botanical Drugs and Preparations by R.
C. Wren, E. L.S.
The Scientific Validation of Herbal Medicine by Daniel B. Mowrey ,
British Herbal Pharmacopoeia 1990.
British Herbal compendium Volume 1.
Wild celery is a stimulant,
nervine, promoting restfulness and diffusing through the system a
mild sustaining influence.
Mrs. M. Grieves, A Modern Herbal, Botanical. com.
Wild celery is an aromatic
bitter tonic .
Brown. D. Encyclopedia of Herbs and their Uses. Dorling Kindersley,
The ripe seeds, herb and root are
nervine, stimulant and tonic. Wild celery is said to be useful in cases of
promoting restfulness through the system a mild sustaining influence.
Chiej. R. Encyclopaedia of Medicinal Plants. McDonalds 1984. - Lust.
J The Herb Book, Bantam 1983. - Mills S.Y The Dictionary of Modern
Herbalism. - Allardice PA. -Z of Companion Planting. Cassell Publishers