Celery Seed  

Botanical Name Apium graveolens var. dulce  
Botanical family  Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)  
Origin India 
Method Steam distillation 
Plant part Seeds 
Appearance limpid mobile liquid 
Color transparent to yellow 
Odor aromatic, spicy, warm, earthy 
Biochemical composition of the essential oil Monoterpenes (50–55%): limonene (mostly), terpinenes, ocimene  
Sesquiterpenes (35–40%): selinene 
Phthalides (15%): butylphtalide, sedanolide, dihydroligustilide  
Therapeutic properties  Hepatocyte and renal stimulant ++++  
Sedative ++ 
Eupeptic ++ 
Circulatory decongestant ++ 
Reduces skin blemishes +++ 
Main therapeutic indications  Minor liver and kidney insufficiency +++  
Chemotherapy side effects +++  
Circulatory congestion ++ 
Anxiety, nervous asthenia ++ 
Skin bemishes +++ 
Bloating, flatulence ++ 
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