Celery, a marshland plant in the family Apiaceae, has been cultivated as a vegetable since antiquity. Celery has a long fibrous stalk tapering into leaves.
Celery leaf stalks and roots are used around the world as a vegetable. Indian Celery seeds are used as flavoring or spice, either as whole seeds or as celery salt, ground and mixed with salt. It is an important ingredient of Indian and European cuisine.
It is valuable in weight-loss diets. The common belief is that celery yields negative calories because it is very difficult for humans to digest.
Ground celery seeds are a great source of calcium. Ancient ayurveda used Indian celery seeds to treat colds, flu, water retention, poor digestion and various types of arthritis.
Celery seed and its oil have been used for thousands of years in the treatment of many ailments. It is known for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, calming, and diuretic activity. It has been used to treat the following problems and conditions: