Its botanical name is apium graveolens and belongs to family apiaceae. It is a long season crop grows in fertile soil, cold temperature & constant moisture. It cannot tolerate heat. The plant grows up to 1 mtr. tall. Celery leaves are pinnate to bipinnate. Flowers are creamy white. Celery is used around the world as a vegetable. Leaves are strongly flavored & are used in flavoring in soups or as dried herb. Celery is grown for its seeds; yield a volatile oil which is used in perfume & pharmaceutical industries. Celery seeds are used in medicine and are used in weight loss diets.
Botanical Name: Apium graveolens
Plant Part: Seeds
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Celery oil is obtained from seeds by method of steam distillation.
The chemical constituents of celery oils are vitamins A, B, and C and have lots of calcium, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, and iron. It also contains smaller amounts of sulphur, silicon, and magnesium.
It blends well with black pepper, coriander, ginger, lavender, lovage pine & tea tree oil.
Celery oil is pale yellow or orange liquid with a spicy warm and sweet odor. It has antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, digestive, diuretic, hepatic, nervine, stomachic & tonic properties.
In Aromatherapy – oil is used for massages and in vapor form.
Its aroma has a calming effect on mind.
It is used for treatment of flu & cold.
It prevents constipation.
It prevents liver & spleen diseases.
It can act as a mosquito repellent.
It is used in treatment of arthritis.
It helps to kill bacteria in urinary tract.
It helps to regulate bowel movement.
It has ant cancerous properties.
It helps to start menstruation.
It is used for treatment of sexual dysfunction.
Celery oil has been used to increase milk flow in nursing mothers.
It has a pleasant appetizing flavor.
It is used in perfume & pharmaceutical industries.
It has a stimulating effect on the kidneys, producing an increased flow of urine useful in hysteria, promoting restfulness and sleep, and diffusing through the system a mild sustaining influence.
It is used as a Good combined with Scutellaria for nervous cases with loss of tone.
SAFETY & PRECAUTION
Avoid Celery oil when pregnant.