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Celery Seed, Whole (Apium graveolens) – Dried Herb, Organic

$6.94$69.40

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SKU: 12144

Although Celery is thought to be from the Mediterranean, indigenous “wild” relatives of celery are found in southern Sweden, the British Isles, Egypt, Algeria, India, China, New Zealand, California and southernmost portions of South America. Celery is a plant species in the parsley family (Apiaceae or Umbelliferae).

Ancient literature documents that Celery, or a similar plant form, was cultivated for medicinal purposes before 850 BC. Its claimed medicinal purposes were probably attributable to its volatile oils, contained mostly in the seed. Celery was considered a holy plant in the classical period of Greece and was worn by the winners of the Nemean Games, similar to the use of Bay Leaves at the Olympic Games. Woven garlands of wild Celery are reported to have been found in early Egyptian tombs.

During ancient times Ayurvedic physicians used Celery Seed to treat the following conditions: colds, flu, water retention, poor digestion, various types of arthritis, and liver and spleen ailments. Celery Seed is a popular ingredient in various dishes in Europe and North America.

Properties:

The energetics and taste of Celery Seed are bitter, sweet, moist and cooling. Celery Seed has an affinity towards the digestive system, kidneys, urinary system, musculoskeletal system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, liver and spleen. Combine Celery Seed with Willow Bark, Devils’ Claw or Meadowsweet to support joint health. Mix Celery Seed with Hawthorn, Hibiscus or Rosehips to support the cardiovascular system.

How to use:

1 teaspoon of Celery Seed to one cup of boiling water. Steep for 15 minutes, strain and drink up to three cups a day.

Or use as a spice to flavour salad dressing, soups, pickles, coleslaw and bread. Ground celery seed is often used in various types of sausages including knockwurst and salami.

Cautions & contraindications:

Avoid if pregnant. According to medical sources, Celery Seed might make the uterus contract and cause a miscarriage.

Celery Seeds can increase the effects of other diuretic medications, which may cause dehydration and other serious side effects. Celery Seed contains chemicals that may thin the blood. This could make the effects of blood thinners stronger and raise the risk of bleeding. Blood thinners include aspirin, warfarin (Coumadin), and clopidogrel (Plavix).

This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease or illness. Please consult your health care provider prior to the use of this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medications or have a medical condition. Individual results may vary.


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