Celery (Apium graveolens)
Location: Celery grows in southern Europe. The essential oil is obtained from plants cultivated in Holland, Hungary and India.
Extraction: Distilled from the seeds.
Colour and Odour: The essential oil is pale yellow in colour with a fresh, warm, sweet-spicy aroma.
Description: A small herb with fleshy erect stalks about 60cm high having light green, delicate leaves and whitish flowers.
Background: Celery was known to the ancient Greeks and was later used by Western Europeans as a cultivated vegetable. Another variety of celery is the celeriac root vegetable.
Properties: Carminative, diuretic, sedative.
Digestive System-Can be useful in expelling wind and relieving a bloated stomach.
Urinary System: Promotes the flow of urine; clears the body of toxins.
Skeletal System-Dissolves toxic accumulations in the joints, relieving rheumatic and arthritic problems.
Emotion-Helps to induce cheerfulness after a tiring day. Can help clear mental clutter and anxiety