Celery essential oil is renowned for its stimulating qualities on the body. Known for its lightening properties, Celery essential oil is used as a cosmetic active ingredient to clarify and unify the complexion.
History of Celery Essential Oil
First called “ache”, which means “to grow in water” in reference to the habitat of the plant, celery designated a fairly large group of plants including parsley and lovage. It was not until the 17th century that it designated a specific plant, supposed to be under the influence of the moon and presenting aphrodisiac properties.
Native to the Mediterranean basin, and more specifically to the saline marshes bordering the Mediterranean, celery was known to the ancient Greeks. The Egyptians, for their part, harvested the leaves, stems and seeds to season the dishes: the plant that we know today, with its waterlogged ribs, did not yet exist, it was epoch of a bouquet with poorly developed stems. In Asia, on the other hand, its seeds have long been taken for their medicinal properties. They are used to obtain the precious essential oil of celery.
Properties of Celery Essential Oil
The properties of Celery Essential Oil are explained by the presence of active compounds originally present in the seeds of Apium graveolens (Celery (cultivated), Sweet Celery, Sweet Ache, Marsh Ache, Marsh Parsley).
Digestive tonic, carminative and laxative
Celery Essential Oil contains limonene which acts directly on gastric motility (the stomach’s ability to move). It also has choleretic and cholagogue activity, that is, it promotes the production of bile by the liver and its release in the intestine, thus improving the digestion of fatty substances. Finally, it has a carminative action, that is to say, it promotes the expulsion of intestinal gases, while reducing their production.
The phthalides contained in the oil allow it to act directly on the pigments, and in particular the brown spots.
The richness of celery in limonene and phthalides such as sedanolide participate in the accelerated detoxification of the body and help drain the urinary and biliary tracts.
For the well-being
Calming and sedative
Celery Essential Oil contains limonene and sedanolide, which have undeniable spasmolytic and anxiolytic properties. Limonene competes with certain neurotransmitters in the hippocampus, which regulates mood, lowers blood pressure, limits sleep onset and eases tension.
Indications of Celery Essential Oil
Thanks to the many properties described above, celery oil has multiple indications.
The digestive sphere
Its carminative and antispasmodic properties make it essential to fight against bloating, colitis, difficult cases of digestion and spasms.
Hepatic and biliary failure
Liver disorders (hepatic overload, viral hepatitis, cirrhosis, jaundice, liver poisoning, etc.)
Lack of appetite
Digestive disorders (slow digestion, bloating, flatulence, nausea, bad breath, etc.)
Pigmentation and skin spots
The anti-pigment properties of the oil make it interesting for treating dark spots, by application.
Circulation disorders, muscle and joint pain
Celery Essential Oil can also reduce pain and treat circulatory disorders (heavy legs, edema, etc.) as well as varicose veins.
For the well-being
In diffusion, thanks to an essential oil diffuser, the oil can help to find sleep and calm thanks to its relaxing and sedative properties.
Use of Celery Essential Oil
Celery Essential Oil can be used in very different ways for a wide spectrum of diseases and symptoms. Nevertheless, in case of doubt, it is recommended to contact a professional in order to collect personalized and secure information, adapted to your medical situation, your profile and your age.
Cutaneous application, massage
For all the problems to be treated concerning the skin, dilute a drop of essential oil in 20 drops of vegetable oil, then apply and massage the area concerned.
Brown spots, age spots, psoriasis: 1 drop in 20 drops of vegetable oil on the area concerned.
Digestive disorders: 1 drop in 20 drops of vegetable oil in circular massage on the stomach and abdomen.
Hypertension: dilute in vegetable oil and apply to the forearms and soles of the feet.
Varicose veins, circulatory disorders (heavy legs, oedema, etc.): dilute in a vegetable oil and massage the legs going up towards the heart.
Muscle and joint pain: dilute in vegetable oil and massage the painful area
Anguish: dilute in vegetable oil and massage the back and soles of the feet.
Promote sleep: dilute in a vegetable oil and massage the back.
For pain: 1 drop in 20 drops of vegetable oil and massage the painful area.
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