Amazing Health Benefits Of Celery Seeds

Posted on05/23/2018 by 191250

Celery seed is a natural substance that is sold as a dietary supplement. It has long been used in various systems of traditional medicine, and it is speculated that celery seed can help in the treatment of a diverse range of health problems.

Although research on the health effects of celery seed is quite limited, it is known that the seeds of the celery plant contain substances that could affect health, including a variety of compounds considered as anti -Inflammatory and antioxidants.

What is the celery seed?

celery seed

The celery seed is found in the flowers of the famous celery plant. These small cinnamon seeds have a strong but pleasant smell. They are sometimes used in South Asian cooking recipes, as a spice or for flavor.

Celery seeds contain many healthy compounds. Among them are flavonoids, antioxidants, polyacetylenes, coumarins, phthalides, linoleic acid, omega-6 and apiol fatty acids. An important natural flavonoid contained in the celery seed is apigenin. This compound is extracted from celery seed and acts as a stimulator of neurogenesis in adults and can help in the treatment of many neurological diseases. In addition, celery seed oil is used today in perfumes and pharmaceuticals.

Properties of celery seed

Diuretic effects

Celery seed has a high diuretic power which induces the excretion of excess body fluids in the urine, reducing or preventing the formation of edema, as well as promoting organic detoxification.

Prevention of heart disease

The celery seed have a strong diuretic effect evenly providing heart disease to lower blood pressure, so it is a natural enemy of high blood pressure.

Reduce cholesterol

In addition to its heart health benefits, celery seed has a natural ability to lower cholesterol and inflammation. This anti-inflammatory property also helps reduce the symptoms of arthritis or gout, two chronic inflammatory diseases.


One of the health benefits of celery seed is its anti-inflammatory ability, as it can prevent muscle spasms, nervousness and liver damage.

Cancer prevention

A scientific study has shown that celery seed is very rich in "lutein" which has the potential to prevent the growth of cancer and tumor. In addition, the fiber content, flavonoids, coumarins, linoleic acids and some essential oils make these seeds a real ally for health.

Other medicinal properties of celery seeds

The celery seed is part of the story, as it has been used as a medicinal remedy primarily to treat arthritis, colds, flu, edema and digestive problems.

For example, the ancient Indian Ayurvedic medicine uses celery seed to treat diseases of the liver and spleen, but the Chinese use the celery seed as an antispasmodic, laxative, sedative, aphrodisiac and general tonic reconstitutive.

Benefits of celery seeds

To this day, there is still a clear lack of scientific studies regarding the benefits of celery seed, however, preliminary research has suggested that celery seed can offer a range of health benefits.

Against hypertension

Celery seed has proven to be a promise for the treatment of high blood pressure, according to a preliminary study that was published in the 2013 journal of medicinal foods in the United States. This study showed that treatment with celery seed extracts can reduce blood pressure in animals with high blood pressure. However, no effect was observed on animals with blood pressure between normal ranges.

Against Cancer

Scientific research has indicated that celery seed extract has anticancer properties. These rodent studies have shown that celery seed has helped slow the development of liver cancer.

In addition, another scientific study published in 2011 found that celery seed extract can help fight stomach cancer. In this study, tests on human cells, could show that celery seed extract inhibited cancer from spreading in the induction of apoptosis, a type of cell death that prevents the proliferation of cancer cells.

Low libido

Celery seed contains a large amount of vitamin E, potassium, zinc, etc. These are very necessary substances for libido, especially in men. In addition, the celery seed contains arginine which is a natural amino acid that acts on the dilation of blood vessels in the same way as Viagra. It also contains active ingredients that irrigate the clitoris and female genitals.

The celery seed manages to generate longer and more consistent erections. Therefore, it is also helpful to fight premature ejaculation by improving blood flow and providing strength to the male limb.


Celery seed has been used effectively to relieve indigestion, upset stomach, bloating and flatulence. Taking 1/4 teaspoon of organic celery seed with water once a day can help solve these stomach problems.

Natural mosquito repellent

Celery seed can be used effectively to repel mosquitoes. A clinical study has shown that the application of a gel containing between 5% and 25% of celery extract allowed the mosquitoes to be removed for about 4 hours. However, simply mixing a few drops of celery seed oil with the normal body lotion and applying it to the exposed areas of the skin before going out at night can also keep mosquitoes away.

Menstrual contrariety

Celery seed, its oil and its extract have been used in the treatment of menstrual discomfort, menstrual flow, dysmenorrhea and irregular menstrual cycles. The celery seed contains apiol, which is beneficial for the endocrine system and helps with PMS and menstrual disorders. According to recent research, taking celery seed extract with saffron extract and anise seeds 3 times a day for the first 3 days of menstruation may help with cramps and menstrual pain. In addition, taking one or two capsules of celery seed extract once a day for three days from the first day of a menstrual cycle can relieve the severity of menstrual discomfort and help with PMS.


Celery seed tea is very popular for weight loss because it helps to increase the metabolism. A simple remedy is to boil 1 teaspoon of crushed organic celery seed in a cup of water for 15-20 minutes over low heat. After 20 minutes of boiling, reduce the amount of tea to half a cup. Drinking half a cup of this tea twice a day with a daily exercise routine can help reduce weight considerably.


In aromatherapy, it has been shown that the use of a combination of celery seed oil and sandalwood is beneficial for treating anxiety, nervousness, mental stress and insomnia. The soothing and soporific activity of celery seed oil can soothe brain anxiety and bring it to a state of deep sleep. A great remedy is to take a hot bath with 10 drops of celery seed oil mixed in the water. Meanwhile, burn the essential oil of celery seed separately in an oil burner or aroma lamp for about an hour. This combination can calm the body and mind, help with insomnia, anxiety and nervousness.

Arthritis, gout and inflammation

The anti-inflammatory, diuretic and analgesic activity of celery seed helps in the treatment of arthritis, gout and muscle and joint pain.

For gout, the diuretic properties of the seeds help eliminate excess uric acid by stimulating the kidneys, while helping to alkalinize the blood. Therefore drinking 1 cup of tea made with 1 tablespoon of celery seed twice a day can help relieve discomfort caused by gout. For inflamed joints, muscle pain or sciatica pain, taking a warm bath with 10 to 15 drops of celery oil, mixed in the bath water, can help relieve the pain. Celery seed oil can also be mixed with a carrier oil to apply directly to inflamed joints or the lower back to relieve sciatic pain.

Other benefits of celery seed

It has been used to treat the following problems and conditions:

  • Gastric and digestive problems such as dyspepsia / bad digestion, irregular stools, loss of appetite, flatulence.
  • Fluid retention.
  • Joint pain.
  • Muscle spasms.
  • Hysteria and nervousness.
  • Insomnia.
  • Urinary tract infections.
  • Menstrual problems.

Possible precautions and side effects of celery seed

side effects of celery seed

Because of its high diuretic potency, it is strongly recommended to consult a professional before consuming the celery seeds.

Celery seed can be harmful in people with inflammation in the kidneys.

In addition, celery seeds can interact with various medications, including anticoagulants and diuretics.


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