Celery (Apium graveolens) is natural herb ingredient of FortiFi™


Celery - valuable in weight-loss diets, low-calorie health fiber bulkCelery (Apium graveolens) is a plant species in the family Apiaceae commonly known as celery or celeriac depending on whether the petioles or roots are eaten. Cultivars of the species have been used for centuries, whilst others have been domesticated only in the last 200-300 year.


Celery is valuable in weight-loss diets, where it provides low-calorie health fiber bulk. Celery contains androstenone , not androsterone. Bergapten in the seeds can increase photosensitivity, so the use of essential oil externally in bright sunshine should be avoided. The oil and large doses of seeds should be avoided during pregnancy: they can act as a uterine stimulant. Seeds intended for cultivation are not suitable for eating as they are often treated with fungicides. There is a common belief that celery is so difficult for humans to digest, that it has negative calories because human digestion burns more calories than can be extracted.


The use of celery seed in pills for relieving pain was described by Aulus Cornelius Celsus ca. 30 AD.


Celery (Apium graveolens) is natural herb ingredient of FortiFi™