This is the seeds of the
common garden vegetable. Use seeds collected
fresh from the celery plant (and not the
seeds bought for planting). Best collected
when ripe in the fall.
Celery seeds are most commonly
used as a diuretic, helping to clear toxins
from our body system. People who are suffering
from gout and arthritis may find celery
seed helpful, as the diuretic properties
promotes the clearing of uric acid crystals
collecting in the joints. Celery seeds
also have anti-inflammatory properties
that help to reduce the swelling and pain
of the joints.
Additional benefits include
the ability to lower blood pressure and
Appetizer (stimulates the appetite).
Antispasmodic (relieves or prevents spasms,
usually the smooth muscles)
Anti-cancer. (Contains phthalides and
polyacetylenes that help to detoxify carcinogens)
Carminative (relaxes the stomach and reduces
Emmenagogue (stimulates menstrual flow).
Mild diuretic (promotes urination).
Reduces inflammation of arthritis.
Lowers blood pressure and cholesterol.
Sedative (calms nervous excitement and
reduces motor activity without inducing
Rheumatism, arthritis, and gout.
Aids milk flow in nursing mothers.
Cystitis (inflammation of the urinary
As a mouthwash for bad breath.
Avoid during pregnancy. Celery seed may
cause uterine bleeding and muscle contractions
in the uterus.
May also cause people to
be sensitive to the sun's UV rays.
People suffering from kidney
inflammatin should also avoid celery seeds.
The volatile oils from celery seeds is
toxic to kidneys.
Method & dose
Ingestion: Decoction – use half
teaspoon of crushed seeds to one cup of
Ingestion: Tincture – use half teaspoonful
(about 2ml), to be taken 3 times a day.