|Extraction Type||Solvent Extraction|
|Variety||Celery Seed Extract|
Apium graveolens, the botanical name of Ajamoda. This is also known as celery. It is annual or bionomical herbaceous plant. It is known to be the native of Mediterranean regions like Asia, Africa and Europe. It grows up to the height of 60 to 90 cm. the root system is of tap root system. Wild plants grow with fragrance and pinnately divided leaves. In other form, biennial form, plants have a basal rosette of leaves in primary years, later near summers, it florates in off white flowers in umbels. Umbels are with property of inflorescence. The flowers of the plants are so small with five petals of ovule shape with in floured tips. The carpals of the flower are in semi trade sub pentagonal and filiform. The primary ridges of the carpals are very much distinct. The fruit of the plant is schizocarp (a dry fruit when ripe, splits into single seeded parts). These fruits are aromatic, 1 to 2 mm in diameter, with two mericarps, sub orbicular and ellipsoid. The colour of the flowers are greyish brown. There is cross pollination found in this plant. Ajamoda is ancestor of two different kinds of crops. Apium graveolens, which grow for its crisp edible leaf stalks and leaves. Another one is ajamoda roots, grow for the edible, turnip like enlarged roots. This plant has antispasmodic diuretic anthelmintic , emmenagogue, laxative, toxic carminative and stimulant properties. It possess anti-inflammatory properties that reduces the swelling and pain of the joints. It shows Antifungal activity against Shigella dysenteries, Salmonella typhi, Staphylococcus aureus Staphylococcus album, Maintains blood pressure and cholesterol in normal state. Roots are diuretic in nature, helps in hypertension and urinary disorders. It is very helpful in case of hysteria as enhances restfulness and sleep. This plant is used in treating rheumatism and kidney problems. Celery seeds are famous to treat diseases like bronchitis, asthma, liver, and spleen diseases. The roots and the ripe seeds are known for galactogogue, diuretic, nervine stimulant and emmenagogue properties. It promotes menstruation. These have anti-cancer properties due to anti-cancer chemicals like polyacetylens and phthalide. These can detoxify carcinogens present in cigarette. It helps to prevent swelling in the body.
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