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Celery Seeds

cribbed from University of Maryland Medical Centre website

Celery seed ... treat colds, flu, water retention, poor digestion, different types of arthritis, and certain diseases of the liver and spleen.

it is a diuretic, and has be used to ...
~Treats arthritis and gout
~Helping reduce muscle spasms
~Calming the nerves
~Reducing inflammation
~Lowering blood pressure

There are no human scientific studies that show whether celery seed helps treat these conditions or any others. Studies do show that celery seed acts as a mosquito repellent.
A few animal studies suggest that celery seed extracts may help lower blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as protect the liver from damaging substances such as high doses of the pain reliever acetaminophen (Tylenol).
Celery seeds contain:
~Volatile oils
~Flavonoids, which are antioxidants that give plants their colors and may protect cells from damage
~Coumarins, chemicals that help thin the blood
~Linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid

Possible interactions
Few studies have investigated celery seed, so researchers do not really know whether it interacts with other herbs and medications. However, people who take the following medicines should ask their doctors before taking celery seed.
Lithium: Celery seed may alter how this medication is excreted in the body.
Thyroid medications: Celery seed may interact with thyroid medications.
Diuretics (water pills): Celery seed acts as a diuretic. So it could make the effects of other diuretics stronger and raise the risk of dehydration.
Blood-thinning medications (anticoagulants and antiplatelets): Celery seed contains chemicals that may thin the blood. This could make the effects of blood thinners stronger and raise the risk of bleeding. Blood thinners include aspirin, warfarin (Coumadin), and clopidogrel (Plavix).
Other medications: Celery seed may interact with lithium, thyroid medications, and sedatives.