Celery seed Botanical name: Apium graveolens
Celery seed has been shown to have anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, anti-bacterial, diuretic, carminative, galactogogue (increasing breast milk production) and uterine activity.
Conditions commonly used for
Fluid retention Digestive upsets, including indigestion and wind Hypertension Arthritis Urinary Tract Infections, Gout, kidney stones Lack of breast milk Insomnia, anxiety, muscle tension
Common dosage range The equivalent of 1 to 3 g dried seed three times/day Cautions, Contraindications and Side Effects Contraindicated in pregnancy and children No side effects have been reported Do not use seed sold for horticultural use. They are usually treated with fungicide. Do not use with active kidney inflammation. Avoid extensive exposure to sunlight, UV therapy or tanning booths whilst taking celery seed products as they may increase photosensitivity. No clinically significant interactions between celery and conventional medications have been reported in the literature to date.