Celery Seed essential oil has long been recognised for its ability to ease digestive and urinary problems.
Simply blend with your favourite carrier oil and gently massage in to the abdomen to ease flatulence, constipation and diarrhea. To ease the symptoms of cystitis a hot compress over the bladder area can work well, while to ease the problems of kidney infections and urine retention a hot compress over the kidney can be effective. As with any conditions like these medical attention should also be sought - especially if symptoms persist.
You may also find it soothing during menstruation.
It can also be soothing when used as a muscle and joint rub and can help the body to rid itself of accumulated toxins so can be good to combat cellulitis and gout.
When burned or vaporised Celery Seed may help to stimulate the metabolism and so can be helpful for fatigue and exhaustion.
Apium graveolens Seed Oil is an essential oil obtained by steam
distillation of the crushed unripe seeds of field-grown celery Apium graveolens L., Umbelliferae.
Spicy, warm, sweet & long lasting odour.
Anti-cellulite, muscle & joint ease, digestive tonic, detoxifying.
"Massage with celery oil would benefit anybody with fluid retention but it does much more than just shift fluids: Celery helps the body throw off accumulated toxins, so it is particularly indicated in cellulitis and for arthritis, rheumatism and gout where accumulations of uric acid give rise to pain and inflamation" - an excerpt from Aromatherapy an A - Z by Patricia Davis.