Celery seed has been widely used in natural alternative medicine in many cultures and generations. Recent scientific developments in celery seed research are now leading to answers as to how celery seed may benefit health. Studies in blood pressure and cholesterol have lead to positive results. Additionally, celery seed extract is used to aid digestion, improve joint function and relieve anxiety.
Celery seed is most often taken to aid in the maintenance of healthy joints. Celery seed can also ease joint discomfort that occurs due to inflammation and is, in fact, mainly used for the relief of symptoms of such conditions as arthritis, rheumatism and gout.
Celery seed has an antiseptic property that makes it useful to the health of the urinary tract and a diuretic property to help relieve fluid retention. Celery seed aids in the elimination of uric acid.