Progress in Essential Oils: Celery Seed and Leaf Oils


Celery is an annual or biennial member of the Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) family. Although there are two well-known varieties of Apium graveolens L., celery seed oil is obtained by steam distillation of A. graveolens var. dulce (Mill.) Pers. The other variety, A. graveolens var. rapaceum (Mill.) Gaudich, possesses dark green leaves and is grown for its root tubers (celeriac).

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