Botanical Name: Apium graveolens
Common Method of Extraction: The most common extraction is steam distillation. CO2 extraction is also being used for better production of celery oil.
Parts Used: Ripe, Seeds are used most often. Herb and roots are also used.
Note Classification: Middle
Aroma: The aroma of celery oil is warm and sweet which has a calming effect on the user. One of its main properties is its relaxing property and this is mostly because of its wonderful aroma.
Largest Producing Countries: North America is one of the largest celery growing country. So also it is grown in Europe. It is grown in some countries with temperate climate. Earlier the plant was during winter and early spring now the season extends from early September to late April.
Traditional Use: The use of celery seed dates back to 30 AD. Aulus Cornelius Celsus, wrote the medical book, De Medicina. In that he had recommended the use of celery seeds as a relief for pain. Celery has always been used as a vegetable especially during early spring and winter. It was said to act as a counter for the winter diet which was generally rich in salt. The salt sickness was countered by it. It was used in garlands as seen in the tombs of Egyptian rulers.
Properties: Celery oil has many properties. It is antispasmodic, diuretic, antirheumatic, antibacterial, antiseptic and antioxidant. It helps in digestion and gives protection to the liver. It can relax a person. It is heptic which means it helps in drainage. Its antiseptic quality is especially seen in urinary infections. With so many properties inherent in celery oil it is used for treating many problems. Swollen glands, bronchitis, lactation, arthritis, flatulence are some of the medical problems that can be treated with celery oil. It is good for detoxification of the kidney, and for inducing menstruation. Nervous disorders, sexual problems can be treated with celery oil. It also has a strong influence on emotional issues. It’s relaxing property is used for calming the mind. It is also believed to have a positive effect on your spiritual progress. This oil is said to kindle positive emotions in you and makes you a better person with a sense of responsibility.
Blends Well With: Celery blends well with Juva Cleanse and GLF.
Of Interest: Celery oil is known to have many properties but the most interesting fact is that it is rich in minerals, calcium and vitamin C. It is claimed to be the best source for proteins and calcium. So go for it.
Safety Data: Celery oil is GRAS meaning Generally Regarded as Safe to be consumed. It can be added into cooking and it is safe in mild doses. However children below six years of age should not be given celery oil for consumption. Pregnant women are also advised not to take this during pregnancy. When used externally, it has to be used mildly, for constant use can cause irritable patches on the skin. Some are allergic to celery. So please check before using it.