Are There Any Side Effects of Celery Seed?

Celery is a herbal plant. The seeds and fruit are dried and then pressed into oil for medicinal uses. Sometimes, oil of celery is marketed in the form of capsule. Some individuals also take the juice of celery as a medicine. There are various health benefits of celery seed, thus it used in the treatment of rheumatism (joint pain), hysteria, gout, headache, nervousness, weight loss due to loss of appetite, exhaustion and malnutrition. Along with the various health benefits, there are side effects of celery seed which are discussed in this article. Let us examine them.

Side effects of celery seed

The celery seed side effects include depression, slow heart beat and fatigue especially when this herb is taken in large amounts. Some of the other side effects include tightness in the chest, hives, itching, swelling of the throat and lips and difficulty breathing. Here is the list of celery seed side effects, thus it is better to avoid its use during the following conditions:

  • Skin inflammation and rash:

    One of the side effects of celery seed includes skin inflammation and rash. Thus, if the condition persists or worsens avoid its use and immediately consult your doctor.

  • Sensitivity to the skin:

    Some individuals may develop sensitivity to the skin after the use of celery seed.

  • Pregnancy:

    Celery seeds and celery oil is likely to be unsafe especially when used during pregnancy. Intake amount of large quantities of celery can cause the uterus to contract and might cause a miscarriage. Thus, it is best avoid the use of celery seed.

  • Breast-feeding:

    The safety of celery use while breast-feeding is not known. Thus, it best to avoid the use of celery while breast-feeding.

  • Allergies:

    Celery seed can also cause allergic reactions in individuals who are very sensitive to certain types of spices and plants including dandelion, birch, mugwort and carrot. This reaction is called as celery-carrot-mugwort-spice syndrome¬Ě.

  • Kidney problems:

    Celery might also cause inflammation thus it must not be used in medicinal amounts if one has kidney problems.

  • Surgery:

    Celery seeds can also affect the nervous system, especially central nervous system. It is also recommended to avoid the use of celery before and after the scheduled surgery, especially with medications and anesthesia. Because it can slow the central nervous system very much.

The above article discusses briefly about the side effects of celery seed. Celery is generally safe if taken in food amounts and it seems to have no side effects for most individuals in medicinal amounts.

Apart from side effects, there are some celery health benefits. You can read our another article Health Benefits of Celery

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