💊 Chemical information

Apio; Apium; Celery Fruit; Celery Seed.
CAS — 8015-90-5 (celery oil).

💊 Profile

Celery consists of the dried ripe fruits of Apium graveolens (Umbelliferae). Other parts of the plant are also used. Celery is reported to have diuretic properties and has been included in herbal preparations for rheumatic disorders. Celery oil has also been used similarly. Allergic and photoallergic reactions have been reported. Celery also has culinary uses. Celery seed oil is used in aromatherapy.


Celery has been used in homoeopathic medicines under the following names: Apium graveolens; Apium. gr.
1. Houghton P. Bearberry, dandelion and celery. Pharm J 1995; 255: 272–3.

Insect repellent.

A hexane extraction of celery seed has shown promise as a mosquito repellent.1
1. Tuetun B, et al. Repellent properties of celery, Apium graveolens L., compared with commercial repellents, against mosquitoes under laboratory and field conditions. Trop Med Int Health 2005; 10: 1190–8.


For a report of severe phototoxicity occurring in a patient who had consumed celery soup before undergoing PUVA therapy, see Interactions under Methoxsalen.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Multi-ingredient: Arg.: Calmtabs†; Austral.: Arthriforte; Arthritic Pain Herbal Formula 1; Bioglan Arthri Plus; Boswellia Complex; Devils Claw Plus; Fluid Loss†; Guaiacum Complex†; Lifesystem Herbal Formula 1 Arthritic Aid†; Canad.: Herbal Diuretic; India: Flexi-muv; Malaysia: Celery Plus†; Philipp.: Ruflex; UK: Mixed Vegetable Tablets; Modern Herbals Rheumatic Pain; Rheumatic Pain; Rheumatic Pain Relief; Vegetex.
Published February 19, 2019.