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
~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:
~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
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
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,