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Celery Seed (Whole) - 8 oz (Certified Organic)


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Celery Seed (Whole) - 8 oz (Certified Organic)

Botanical Name: Apium graveolens

Not many people in the Western world know about celery seed, although it has been used as medicine for thousands of years in other parts of the world. During ancient times, Indian Ayurvedic medicine used celery seed to treat colds, flu, water retention, poor digestion, different types of arthritis, and certain diseases of the liver and spleen.

Today, celery seed is used mostly as a diuretic, meaning it helps your body get rid of too much water by increasing urine output. Celery seed is also sometimes used for treating arthritis and gout, and to help reduce muscle spasms, calm the nerves, and reduce inflammation.

However, there are no scientific studies in people that show whether celery seed helps treat these conditions or any others. Studies do show that celery seeds act as a mosquito repellent.

A few animal studies suggest that celery seed extracts may help lower blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as protect the liver from damaging substances such as high doses of the pain reliever acetaminophen (Tylenol). But again, researchers donít know whether that would be true in people.

Celery seeds contain several substances including volatile oils; flavonoids, antioxidants that give plants their colors and may protect cells from damage; coumarins, chemicals that help thin the blood; and linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid.

Source: Celery seed | University of Maryland Medical Center http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/celery-seed#ixzz2cQfMFzmz

How to use: Can be used to make teas, but more often used in cooking. This is not a sprouting seed and is not intended for propagation. It is primarily intended for use as a herb for cooking or teas.

Note: If you use diuretics or blood thinning medication, it is recommended that you do not use celery seed. The herb does not cause sensitivity to sunlight by itself, but it can cause increased risk of sunburn in people who take prescription ACE inhibitors to control high blood pressure. Large consumption of celery seed should be avoided while pregnant or nursing. Celery seed may interact with lithium, thyroid medications, and sedatives.

As with any new food, herb, supplement, we recommend to first consult with your licensed health care provider to see if the product is right for you.

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