Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
Almost everyone is familiar with celery as a snack or recipe ingredient, but did you know it actually produces a powerful essential oil? Celery Seed is known for its digestive benefits when taken internally.* Due to its cleansing properties, many also enjoy taking it internally as part of a bodily cleanse.* However you use it, you’re sure to notice wonderful benefits.
When it comes to essential oils, you want only high-quality products. At doTERRA, producing pure and potent natural products is of the utmost importance. If you’d like to try our Celery Seed essential oil, visit our Celery Seed webpage and order today.
You may be familiar with celery from the grocery store, but when it’s from a local farmer’s market, this plant looks drastically different. Apium graveolens—the Latin name for celery—is bright green and can grow up to three feet tall. Remarkably, it takes two years for the plant to fully mature and produce fruit.
Historically, celery was used as early as the fifth century in China. Today, it’s widely used in Indian Ayurvedic practices. Celery seeds are the primary repository for this beautiful essential oil, and doTERRA collects it through steam distillation.
Fun Fact: The first mention of celery in the English language was in 1664, and it was spelled sellery.
Main chemical constituents: Limonene, Beta-Selinene
Celery Seed’s main chemical constituent is limonene. Limonene can be found in citrus oils, Black Pepper, and Spearmint. It’s known to work as an effective surface cleaner, but it may also provide internal benefits, including soothing the digestive system.*
Several essential oils work incredibly well with Celery Seed essential oil. Try using it with Black Pepper, Arborvitae, Basil, Ginger, or Coriander. Really, the possibilities are endless—feel free to get creative!
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you’re pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult with your physician.