Celery Seed (Apium graveolens)

By Napiers


A herbal food supplement


Apium graveolens



Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)


Several parts of this plant are used commonly, both the seeds (as a spice) and the stalk. 


The loose whole seeds.


100g / 500g Pouch. Not currently available to customers in the EU.


Vegetarians and vegans.


Infusion: About half a teaspoon of herb (0.5 to 1g) to a cup of cold water. Pour boiling water over the herb and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes. Flavour with lemon, ginger or honey if desired. Drink 3 times a day unless otherwise told by a medical herbalist.

Decoction: About half a  teaspoon of herb (0.5 to 1g) to a cup of cold water, bring to the boil and leave to sit for 15 minutes. Or steep 1 teaspoon bark in cold water overnight. Flavour with lemon, ginger or honey if desired. Drink 3 times a day unless otherwise told by a medical herbalist.

Alternatively add half a teaspoon (2.5 ml) of tincture to a cup of warm water for a quick alternative to tea.

The herb can be added as a flavouring to gin, vodka and other infusions.


Maximum of 3g per day may be taken as a powder or capsules. Do not take if you have an allergy to the mugwort or birch families. Consult professional advice if you suffer from a kidney disorder. This herb is considered safe in food amounts. Do not take if you are allergic to this plant or other members of this plant's family (Apiaceae). Not all herbs are suitable in pregnancy, breastfeeding or for young children, or if you are unwell, have health concerns or an ongoing illness. If in doubt, please ask us, your medical herbalist or healthcare practitioner. Do not use whilst breastfeeding without consulting professional advice. If you are taking any medication, please speak to your healthcare practitioner before using this product. May interact with thyroxine replacement therapy and lessen its effect. Discontinue use and consult a doctor if adverse reactions occur. This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet or lifestyle. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  


Urinary antiseptic, arthritis, rheumatism.

Key actions: Anti-inflammatory, mild diuretic, antirheumatic, mild spasmolytic. 

In clinic: Herbalists use this herb to treat gout, arthritis and inflammation within the urinary tract. 

If you are interested in the medicinal use of this herb please consult a herbalist. Herbs are generally used at medicinal strength, in blends, prescribed for each unique patient's condition.


Keep in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children.

Pouches: Packaged in a biodegradable stand-up resealable pouch. Made with 45% - 60% renewable wood pulp starch. When placed into a composting environment the pouches will biodegrade to compost within 3 months.

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Napiers the Herbalists was founded by Duncan Napier, a Victorian botanist and the most famous herbalist in Scotland.