All You Need to Know About Celery Seeds & Celery Seed Oil
Majorly grown in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka, Celery's every form - leaves, seeds, Oil, Powder - is used across the globe for all kinds of cuisines. Here, we will talk about its seeds:-
The celery plant takes around two years to completely mature and produce celery seeds. Rich in nutrients and vitamins, celery seeds are dark brown in colour and has an elongated shape with vertical ridges. Celery seeds bring a strong aromatic flavour to food, hence it’s majorly used as a spice.
It is also a perfect ingredient for those who are body conscious, as Celery Seeds do not contain cholesterol. They are also low in sugar content.
Benefits of Celery Seeds:
Celery seeds are a powerhouse of health benefits. Celery seeds are a rich source of Vitamin A, which helps to keep our skin healthy, and also provides good eyesight. Other vitamins present in celery are folic acid, niacin, riboflavin and vitamin C.
Benefits of celery seeds include potentially helping to control chronically elevated blood pressure levels. Its seeds contain hexane, aqueous ethanolic and methanolic extracts that improve circulation, lowers inflammation and helps to control blood pressure.
Celery seeds also bear flavonoids, tannins, volatile oils and alkaloids that help to control the level of gastric acid, eventually improving the health of stomach and intestine and also improve the level of protective mucus.
A brilliant source of minerals, Celery seeds supplies calcium, sodium, magnesium and potassium that helps to control blood pressure and the heart rate. They are also rich in dietary fibre, which is important for regulating the body’s metabolism.
Celery Seed Oil:
Celery seeds are the primary container for valuable essential oils, used in the perfume and pharmaceutical industries. They contain an organic compound called apiol, which blends easily with other essential oils to create exciting natural fragrances.
Benefits of Celery Seed Oil:
Being an excellent massaging oil, celery seed oil has a calming, relaxing, and uplifting aroma. The oil is also used in the treatment of rheumatic symptoms, gout, flatulence, and overweight due to water retention. Celery seed oil also acts as a mosquito repellent. It is also an anti-hypertensive agent, used to treat nervousness, depression, anxiety and tension.
Celery seed oil is also said to handle insomnia and drug and alcohol addiction.