Celery – Apium graveolens

Celery - Apium graveolens
Family: Umbellifrae

Height: 50cm

Although the celery plant is a useful food for rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas, the seeds are more commonly used medicinally as they are much stronger.  However the stems also have a diuretic effect.

The seeds are used for rheumatic pain, through reducing acidity in the body as a whole and detoxifying the blood.

Constituents:  Volatile oil, courmarins, flavanoids

Actions:  Diuretic, anti-rheumatic, carmitive, antispasmodic, urinary antiseptic, lowers blood pressure.