Celery Seed (Apium Graveolens)

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Celery seed has been used as medicine for thousands of years in the Eastern world. During ancient times, Indian Ayurvedic medicine used celery seed to treat colds, flu, water retention, poor digestion, different types of arthritis, and certain diseases of the liver and spleen.

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Latin Name: Apium Graveolens

Common Name: Celery Seed

Celery seed has been used as medicine for thousands of years in the Eastern world. During ancient times, Indian Ayurvedic medicine used celery seed to treat colds, flu, water retention, poor digestion, different types of arthritis, and certain diseases of the liver and spleen.

The celery plant is slender and stands about 2 to 3 feet tall. It has 3 to 5 segmented leaves and flowers with small white petals. Celery seeds, which are found in the flowers, are very small, tan to dark brown, and have a strong, pleasant smell.

Celery seeds contain several substances, including:

  • Volatile oils
  • Flavonoids, which are antioxidants that give plants their colors and may protect cells from damage
  • Coumarins, chemicals that help thin the blood
  • Linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid

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