Celery Seed Essential Oil

Apium graveolens 

Celery Seed Essential Oil can be used in an aroma lamp, bath, inhaler, lightbulb ring, massage, or mist spray.


Conventionally grown celery is one of the most heavily sprayed vegetables you can buy. Data shows that the pesticide residue of celery routinely exceeds the established tolerance set by the USDA. Conventionally grown grocery store varieties of celery have been found to contain as many as 19 pesticides.

Known Uses

Celery Seed Essential Oil has been used in the treatment of arthritis, rheumatism, joint pain, and gout. It has even been found to lower blood pressure. It can alleviate muscle spasms, remove excessive fluid from the body, prevent or relieve intestinal gas, expel intestinal worms, and ease constipation.

This essential oil has a history of varied medical uses for alleviating indigestion, treating urinary problems, regulating menstruation and as a treatment for gallstones and kidney stones. Another practical use of Celery Seed Oil is the reduction of the appearance of cellulite.

Celery Seed Essential Oil has a sedative effect on the body and has been used to treat nervousness, hysteria and sleeplessness. It is cooling, calming and relaxing, having aphrodisiac properties. It stimulates the nervous system to give the body strength and vigor.


Celery originated as a wild plant growing in salt marshes around the Mediterranean Sea. About 450 B.C., the Greeks used it to make a type of wine called selinites. It served as an award at early athletic games, much as laurel leaves or olive branches. By the Middle Ages, Europeans were cultivating celery. Since that time, the plant has been used widely both as a food and as a medicine. Late in the 19th century, various celery tonics and elixirs appeared commercially. These generally contained the juice of crushed celery seeds, often with a significant amount of alcohol.


Several prescription drugs interact adversely with Celery Seed Essential Oil. Be sure to check with a health care professional before use. Celery Seed Oil might cause sleepiness and drowsiness. Be cautious about engaging in any activity that requires alertness.

Celery Seed Oil can cause allergic reactions in people who are sensitive to certain other plants and spices including wild carrot, mugwort, birch, and dandelion. This has been called the “celery-carrot-mugwort-spice syndrome.” Celery Seed Oil may cause skin inflammation and sensitivity to the sun.

Celery Seed Oil may not be safe when taken by mouth in medicinal amounts during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. Large amounts of celery might make the uterus contract and cause a miscarriage.

Celery Seed Essential Oil might increase the risk of bleeding when used in medicinal amounts. Don’t use Celery Seed Oil if you have a bleeding disorder. Don’t use celery in medicinal amounts if you have kidney problems. Celery Seed Oil taken in medicinal amounts might lower blood pressure. If your blood pressure is already low, taking Celery Seed Oil might make it drop too much.

Celery Seed Essential Oil can affect the central nervous system. There is some concern that Celery Seed Oil, in combination with anesthesia and other medications used during and after surgery might slow down the central nervous system too much. Stop using Celery Seed Oil at least two weeks before a scheduled surgery.