Celery Seed

From our list of ailments, see what Celery Seed can be used for:

  • Anxiety
  • Appetite Lack of
  • Arthritis
  • Blood Pressure
  • Cramps
  • Cystitis
  • Digestion Poor
  • Dyspepsia
  • Gas Flatulence
  • Gout
  • Heart Disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Hypertension
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammation
  • Insomnia
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidneys
  • Menstruation Late
  • Nervous Conditions
  • Restlessness
  • Sleeplessness
  • Stomach Upset
  • Stress
  • Tension
  • Upset Stomach
  • Urinary Tract Problems
  • Water Retention

Natural Remedies using Celery Seed

Many herbs discussed in previous chapters have diuretic properties, and as such can be used whenever it is desirable to increase the volume of urine – for instance, during a bout of cystitis or urethritis. It is preferable to have diuretic herbs in a tea form, but a tincture diluted with a cupful of warm water will work just as well. You can choose from the following herbs: marshmallow leaf, celery seed (for precautions see page 139), birch, shepherd’s purse (for precautions see page 140), dandelion leaf, lime tree flower or nettle leaf.

fennel has been reported (AEH). Seeds not to be long taken at rate of 6 g seed/day (Commission E), perhaps due to estrogenic anethole and carcinogenic estragole (I’d not be afraid.) We might extend to all apiaceous oils Bisset’s comments on celery seed oil, ‘The drug is contraindicated in inflammation of the kidneys,” since apiaceous EOs may increase the inflammation as a result of epithelial irritation (BIS). Extracts of fennel can induce estrus and cause growth of mammary glands (MAB). Moderate doses of an acetone extract increased the weight of the mammary glands in rats (MAB). LD50 of EO

Anxiety, Appetite Lack of, Arthritis, Blood Pressure, Cramps, Cystitis, Digestion Poor, Dyspepsia, Gas Flatulence, Gout, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Hypertension, Indigestion, Inflammation, Insomnia, Joint Pain, Kidneys, Menstruation Late, Nervous Conditions, Restlessness, Sleeplessness, Stomach Upset, Stress, Tension, Upset Stomach, Urinary Tract Problems, Water Retention

The Benefit of using Celery Seed as a natural cure

Contraindications, Indications, and Side Effects (Dill) — Class 1 (AHP, 1997). None known (KOM). ‘Hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2). Contact photodermatosis possible as in most umbellifers. Fresh juice may possibly cause photodermatosis (PHR). We might extend to all apiaceous oils Bisset’s comments on celery seed oil, ‘The drug is contraindicated in inflammation of the kidneys,” since apiaceous EOs may increase the inflammation as a result of epithelial irritation (BIS). TRAMIL conservatively cautions for dill and fennel; contraindicated in women of reproductive age; limit dosage to 3 days (TRA).

tsp tincture to 3 ×/day (APA; WIC); 0.3–1.5 ml liquid extract (PNC); 0.3–1.2 ml liquid extract (1:1 in 60% alcohol) 3 ×/day (CAN); 0.5–2 g or by decoction 1:5, 3 ×/day (CAN); 2 (500 mg) capsules (450 mg celery extract StX to contain at least 9.9 mg volatile oil in 50 mg synergistic base of whole celery seed powder) 2 ×/day, before meals (NH). Often standardized to 2.2%

Willow bark combines well with other anti-rheumatic and anti-inflammatory remedies such as wild yam, liquorice and celery seed.

As an ingredient, celery seed imparts a very concentrated celery flavor, so a little goes a long way. It is used in stews and pickling, and may be used in salads or sprinkled on breads to act as both flavoring and garnish.