Botanical name Apium graveolens L.
Processing Method Steam Distillation
Color/Consistency A thin, yellowish brown liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma A medium note with a medium aroma, Celery Seed Essential Oil has a warm, fresh and spicy scent.
Blends With Clove Bud, Cinnamon Bark, Tea Tree, Lovage, Pine, Lavender.
Celery is a member of the parsley family of plants and there are many health benefits of celery seeds that we can get. The botanical name of celery is Apium graviolens. Celery is commonly grown in India and France and several other parts of the world. Celery is a kind of vegetable and is used in various American dishes and as a nutritional food. It is bitter and sometimes sour in taste. It is crispy and crunchy in taste. The celery seed is obtained by drying the celery fruit.
elery seed is really a derivative of the domesticated wild plant termed as “smallage”. It absolutely was utilized by ancient Greeks as well as Romans for therapeutic reasons. It absolutely was additionally considered to bring bad luck and it was related to funerals. Celery seed is especially produced India and China.
The plants are raised from seed, sown either in a hot bed or in the open garden according to the season of the year, and, after one or two thinnings and transplantings, they are, on attaining a height of 15–20 cm, planted out in deep trenches for convenience of blanching, which is effected by earthing up to exclude light from the stems.
Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Butylidene phthalide 2.3–8.0%
3-Butyl phthalide 2.1–3.0%
Quality Limonene is the most common adulterant found in commercial celery seed oils.
Hazards Skin sensitization if oxidized
Cautions Old or oxidized oils should be avoided
Our safety advice Because of its limonene content we recommend that oxidation of celery seed oil is avoided by storage in a dark, airtight container in a refrigerator. The addition of an antioxidant to preparations containing it is recommended.
Has GRAS status. IFRA recommends that essential oils rich in limonene should only be used when the level of peroxides is kept to the lowest practical level, for instance by adding antioxidants at the time of production.
Adverse skin reactions Undiluted celery seed oil was not irritating either to rabbits or to mice; tested at 4% on 25 volunteers it was neither irritating nor sensitizing. It is non-phototoxic. Autoxidation products of (þ)- limonene can cause skin sensitization.
Reproductive toxicity The low developmental toxicity of (þ)- limonene in rabbits and mice suggests that celery seed oil is not hazardous in pregnancy.
Acute toxicity Celery seed oil acute oral LD50 in rats >5 g/kg; acute dermal LD50 in rabbits>5 g/kg.
Antioxidant/pro-oxidant activity Celery seed oil showed moderate antioxidant activity as a DPPH radical scavenger and high activity in the aldehyde/carboxylic acid assay.
Carcinogenic/anticarcinogenic potential Celery seed oil dosedependently inhibited aflatoxin B1-induced adducts in calf thymus DNA, in the presence of rat liver microsomes. Celery seed oil significantly induced glutathione Stransferase activity in mouse tissues. (þ)-Limonene displays anticarcinogenic activity . Sedanolide and 3-butyl phthalide reduced the incidence of forestomach cancer in mice.
Mainly produced in France, India and the Netherlands. The French oil is preferred in perfumery.