Celery Seed Oil

Celery seed oil….. The celery plant has many culinary uses. The seeds, stalks, and in some species, even the roots are used in cooking. The digestive properties of the seed may also help the body break down food. It’s also commonly found in many alcoholic and soft drinks.

Celery has been cultivated since the last 3,000 years in Europe and the Mediterranean. It’s mentioned in the Greek epics. In the classical period of Greece it was considered a sacred and holy plant. The winners of the Nemean Games wore the celery leaves. The Romans valued it more for cooking than for religion.

Indian grown plants dominant the world market and are produced in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh. The plants and essential celery seed oil are exported to the US, UK, Singapore, France, and Japan.


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This oil belongs to the umbelliferae family. This family has an affinity for the digestive system, especially the intestine. They also have a strong effect on the secretions and glandular system. Lastly, they are useful in respiratory diseases.

According to Robert Tisserand in Aromatherapy to Heal and Tend the Body, “Tissue regeneration in the livers of rats has been demonstrated in the essential oils, in particular the four seed oils – cumin, fennel, celery and parsley”.

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Botanical Name - Apium graveolens

Common Method Of Extraction - Steam distilled

Parts Used - Seeds

Note Classification - Middle

Aroma - Sweet, warm, earthy spice

Largest Producing Countries - India, Hungary, China, USA, and the Netherlands

Traditional Use - Celery has an affinity with the digestive system. The seed has also been used for menstrual and urinary problems. A majority of this oil is used in the food and flavor industry.

Properties - Antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aperitif, digestive, diuretic, carminative, emmenagogue, galactagogue, hepatic, nervine, sedative, stomachic, tonic.

Benefits - Amenorrhea, anxiety, arthritis, cystitis, dyspepsia, flatulence, increases milk flow, indigestion, jaundice, liver congestion, neuralgia, rheumatism, sciatica. Celery may be added to a base oil and rubbed on the abdomen for menstrual and digestive cramping.

Blends Well With - Coriander, lavender, lovage, oakmoss, opopanax, pine, tea tree, and other spice oils

Safety Data Celery seed oil is non-toxic, non-irritant, and has significant photosensitizing properties. Avoid this oil during pregnancy.

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