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Information on Celery seed including the benefits and uses of using Celery seed. Your Health are located in Australia are a group of alternative / holistic doctors and use Celery seed as part of a holistic approach to health.
   
Celery seed
 
Botanical name

Apium graveolens

 
 
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Celery seed has been shown to have anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, anti-bacterial, diuretic, carminative, galactogogue (increasing breast milk production) and uterine activity.

 
 
Conditions commonly used for
  • Fluid retention
  • Digestive upsets, including indigestion and wind
  • Hypertension
  • Arthritis
  • Urinary Tract Infections, Gout, kidney stones
  • Lack of breast milk
  • Insomnia, anxiety, muscle tension
 
 
Common dosage range

The equivalent of 1 to 3 g dried seed three times/day

 
 
Cautions, Contraindications and Side Effects

  • Contraindicated in pregnancy and children
  • No side effects have been reported
  • Do not use seed sold for horticultural use. They are usually treated with fungicide.
  • Do not use with active kidney inflammation.
  • Avoid extensive exposure to sunlight, UV therapy or tanning booths whilst taking celery seed products as they may increase photosensitivity.
  • No clinically significant interactions between celery and conventional medications have been reported in the literature to date.
 
 
Links & Other Information

Links – It is not within the scope of the YourHealth website to provide comprehensive information on documented or potential herb-drug interactions. Please seek the advice of your healthcare practitioner or click on the following links for more information. Contact YourHealth for referenced material regarding this herb, any conditions or therapies mentioned.

A Medical Practitioner specialising in Integrative Medicine, a qualified Nutritionist or Naturopath will be well trained in the use of nutrients, including their proper dosage, contraindications and potential drug interactions. Although many herbal remedies are available over the counter, self-prescribing is not recommended except for minor ailments, and best results will be obtained by seeking the advice of a qualified herbal medicine practitioner. Any plant substance, even those that are used as foods, can cause an allergic reaction in some people.

 
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