Information on Celery

Latin NameApium graveolens
Part UsedSeeds
Herb FormsTinctures, bulk herb.
AffectsDigestive system, Nervous system
CautionsContraindicated in kidney disorders and during pregnancy in large amounts.
Botanical InfoA strong-smelling biennial with erect stems.
DescriptionCelery seed is used as a diuretic and urinary antiseptic for bladder ailments and as a sedative and antispasmodic. As an anti-inflammatory, it is indicated for gout and both arthritic and rheumatic conditions, particularly rheumatoid arthritis with depression. The herb has been traditionally used for stomach complaints and gas.

Celery has a taste of SPICY and a temperature of WARM.


Infusion1 cup 2 x daily
Tincture10-50 drops daily

Ailments Treated by Celery

AilmentTreatment SupportApplication
Bladder infectionurinary antiseptictincture, tea
Arthritisantiinflammatorytincture, tea
Goutantispasmodic, nervine, cleansertincture, tea


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