Celery Seed

Latin Name: Apium graveolens

Common Name: Celery Seed

Botanical Name: Apium graveolens

Botany: Native to Eurasia it likes to grow in the moist ground near the sea. The stem is smooth, about two feet high with whitish flowers and delicate light green leaves. The tiny brown seeds are crushed immediately before distillation.

History: Apium comes from the Celtic “apon” which means water and the Latin “Graveolens” implies gravity. A funereal association with celery amongst the ancient Egyptians and Romans inclined them to see it as a symbol of grief and death. However, the Egyptians, practical as ever, also used celery to relieve swollen limbs.

Origin: India

Plant Part: Seed

Extraction Method: Steam distilled

Cultivation Method: Ethically farmed

Fragrance: Spicy, sweet, herbaceous

Color of Oil: Pale yellow

Keyword: Uplifting

Note: Middle Note

Blends well with: Angelica, Basil, Cajeput, Chamomile, Grapefruit, Hyssop, Lavender, Lemon, Orange, Palmarosa, Pine, Rosemary, Tea Tree

Therapeutic Benefits - Mind: Celery seed is toning and uplifting. It dispels grief and anxiety.

Therapeutic Benefits - Body: Celery seed is astringent. It is a diuretic that helps to detoxify the body. Celery seed lowers and purifies the blood. It also aids the liver and gall bladder and reduces gout.

Therapeutic Benefits - Spirit: Celery seed helps widen awareness.

Chemical Constituents: lactone, limonene, selinene

Common Adulterants: Limonene (synthetic or bioidentical), alkyl phthalides

Application Method: Dilute 10 drops in 1 oz carrier oil, massage oil, or lotion and apply to skin or bath. Use 4 drops in 2 cups of hot water for a steam.

Warnings: Avoid during pregnancy.

Color Energy: Green - Tonifying

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