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Celery seed Extract powder

  • Latin Name:   Herba Apii Graveolentis
  • Synonyms:   Aches des Marais, Ajamoda, Ajmoda, Ajwan, Apii Frutus, Apio, Apium graveolens, Céleri, Celery Fruit, Celery Seed, Fruit de Celeri, Graine de Céleri, Karmauli, Persil des Marais, Qin Cai, Smallage, Selleriefruchte, Selleriesamen.
  • Part of Used:   seed
  • Specifications:   5:1 10:1 20:1
  • Appearance:   Brown fine powder
  • Application:   Medicine, food additive, dietary supplement,sports nutrition
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Product name

Celery seed Extract powder

Latin Name

Herba Apii Graveolentis

Active ingredients   

Coumarins etc.


Aches des Marais, Ajamoda, Ajmoda, Ajwan, Apii Frutus, Apio, Apium graveolens, Céleri, Celery Fruit, Celery Seed, Fruit de Celeri, Graine de Céleri, Karmauli, Persil des Marais, Qin Cai, Smallage, Selleriefruchte, Selleriesamen.


Brown fine powder

Part used



5:1 10:1 20:1


500-1500mg daily

Main benefits

Antihypertensive, anticancer

Applied industries

Medicine, food additive, dietary supplement, sports nutrition

What is Celery seed Extract powder?

Celery seed is a potent and delicious spice, used in recipes ranging from curries to salad dressings. The benefits of this fine herbal seed may likely go beyond its culinary use, however: many studies have indicated that celery seeds provide powerful medicinal effects, and may be safe  alternatives to conventional medicines. Celery seeds can relieve and prevent many conditions, from gout to hypertension.

Chemical constituents of Celery seed Extract powder

Celery seed contains coumarins (aprigravin, celerin, osthenol) and coumarin glycosides, including bergapten, apiumoside, apiumetin, vellein, celereoin, nodakenin, and celereoside; also, pthalide glycosides (celephtalides A–C), sesquiterpenoid glucosides (celeriosides AE), phthalides (senkyunolide-J and -N), 3-methoxy apiin, tryptophan, and others.

Benefits of taking Celery seed Extract powder supplements:

Antihypertensive effect

>Antihypertensive effect of celery seed on rat blood pressure in chronic administration.

(Source-Pharmaceutical Research Center, School of Pharmacy, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.)


This study investigated the effects of different celery (Apium graveolens) seed extracts on blood pressure (BP) in normotensive and deoxycorticosterone acetate-induced hypertensive rats. The hexanic, methanolic, and aqueous-ethanolic extracts were administered intraperitoneally and their effects on BP and heart rate (HR) were evaluated in comparison with spirnolactone as a diuretic and positive control. Also, the amount of n-butylphthalide (NBP), as an antihypertensive constituent, in each extract was determined by HPLC. The results indicated that all extracts decreased BP and increased the HR in hypertensive rats, but had no effect on normotensive rats. The data showed that administration of 300 mg/kg of hexanic, methanolic, and aqueous-ethanolic (20/80, v/v) extracts of the celery seed caused 38, 24, and 23 mmHg reduction in BP and 60, 25, and 27 beats per minute increase in the HR, respectively. Also, the HPLC analysis data revealed that the content of NBP in the hexanic extract was 3.7 and 4 times greater than methanolic and aqueous-ethanolic extracts. It can be concluded that celery seed extracts have antihypertensive properties, which appears to be attributable to the actions of its active hydrophobic constitutes such as NBP and can be considered as an antihypertensive agent in chronic treatment of elevated BP.

>Arabinogalactan present in the mountain celery seed extract potentiated hypolipidemic bioactivity of coexisting polyphenols in hamsters.

(Source-Department of Food and Nutrition, Research Institute of Biotechnology, Hungkuang University, Taichung Hsien, Taiwan 43302.)



Previously, we showed the essential oils (EO) of the mountain celery [Cryptotaenia japonica Hass (Umbelliferae)] seeds (MCS) to be a prominent hypolipidemic agent.


We hypothesized the aqueous extract (AE) of its seeds could also exhibit a comparable nutritional effect.


Experiments were carried out for compositional analysis, antioxidant assay, and hypolipidaemic assay with AE in hamsters.


AE contained soluble arabinogalactan (AGal) with molecular weight (MW) 878 kDa. AE also was enriched in polyphenolics and flavonoids, reaching 30.4 and 2.20 mg/100 g, respectively. AGal consisted of eight monosaccharides (in mols %), galactose (28.75), arabinose (24.84), glucose (17.91), mannose (6.93), ribose (6.03), fucose (5.83), xylose (5.30), and rhamnose (4.41), with average MW 878 kDa. In vitro, AE showed potent ferrous chelating and DPPH scavenging effects but only moderate H₂O₂ scavenging capability. In hamsters, AE exhibited promising hypolipidemic bioactivity, in particular, the HDL-C and hepatic unsaturated fatty acid (UFA) biosynthesis regarding oleic, linoleic, and arachidonic acids.


The presence of AGal enhanced the hypolipidemic and antioxidative bioactivity of MCS. MCS is feasibly beneficial to the hepatic de novo UFA synthesis and the hypolipidemics as evidenced by hamster model.

Stomach cancer

>Molecular mechanisms of celery seed extract induced apoptosis via s phase cell cycle arrest in the BGC-823 human stomach cancer cell line.

(Source-Department of Pathology and Pathophysiology, Taishan Medical University, Taian, China.



Mechanisms of apoptosis in tumor cells is an important field of tumor therapy and cancer molecular biology. Loss of cell cycle control, leading to uncontrolled proliferation, is common in cancer. Therefore, the identification of potent and selective cyclin dependent kinase inhibitors is a priority for anti-cancer drug discovery. There are at least two major apoptotic pathways, initiated by caspase-8 and caspase-9, respectively, which can activate caspase cascades. Apoptosis triggered by activation of the mitochondrial-dependent caspase pathway represents the main programmed cell death mechanism. This is activated by various intracellular stresses that induce permeabilization of the mitochondrial membrane. Anti-tumor effects of celery seed extract (CSE) and related mechanisms regarding apoptosis were here investigated in human gastric cancer BGC-823 cells.


CSE was produced by supercritical fluid extraction. Cell viability was analyzed by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)- 2,5-diphenyl-tetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay and apoptosis by flow cytometry using Annexin/PI staining and DAPI staining and a laser scanning confocal microscope (LSCM). Cell cycling was evaluated using PI staining with flow cytometry and expression of cell cycle and apoptosis-related proteins cyclin A, CDK2, bcl-2 and bax was assessed by immunohistochemical staining.


CSE had an anti-proliferation effect on human gastric cancer BGC-823 cells in a dose- and time-dependent manner. After treatment, the apoptotic rate significantly increased, with morphological changes typical of apoptosis observed with LSCM by DAPI staining. Cell cycle and apoptosis related proteins, such as cyclin A, CDK2 and bcl-2 were all down-regulated, whereas bax was up-regulated.


The molecular determinants of inhibition of cell proliferation as well as apoptosis of CSE may be associated with cycle arrest in the S phase.

Celery seed and Alzheimer's

>L-3-n-butylphthalide reduces tau phosphorylation and improves cognitive deficits in AβPP/PS1-Alzheimer's transgenic mice.

(Source-State Key Laboratory of Bioactive Substances and Functions of Natural Medicines, Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China.)


L-3-n-butylphthalide (L-NBP), an extract from seeds of Apium graveolens Linn (Chinese celery), has been shown to have neuroprotective effects on cerebral ischemic, vascular dementia and amyloid-β (Aβ)-induced animal models by inhibiting oxidative injury, neuronal apoptosis and glial activation, regulating amyloid-β protein precursor (AβPP) processing and reducing Aβ generation. The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of L-NBP on learning and memory in AβPP and presenilin 1 (PS1) double-transgenic AD mouse model (AβPP/PS1) and the mechanisms of L-NBP in reducing Aβ accumulation and tau phosphorylation. Twelve-month old AβPP/PS1 mice were given 15 mg/kg L-NBP by oral gavage for 3 months. L-NBP treatment significantly improved the spatial learning and memory deficits compared to the vehicle-treated AβPP/PS1 mice, whereas L-NBP treatment had no effect on cerebral Aβ plaque deposition and Aβ levels in brain homogenates. However, we found an L-NBP-induced reduction of tau hyperphosphorylation at Ser199, Thr205, Ser396, and Ser404 sites in AβPP/PS1 mice. Additionally, the expressions of cyclin-dependent kinase and glycogen synthase kinase 3β, the most important kinases involved in tau phosphorylation, were markedly decreased by L-NBP treatment. The effects of L-NBP on decreasing tau phosphorylation and kinases activations were further confirmed in neuroblastoma SK-N-SH cells overexpressing wild-type human AβPP695 (SK-N-SH AβPPwt). L-NBP shows promising candidate of multi-target neuronal protective agent for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

Side effects and safety of Celery seed Extract powder

>A toxicological investigation of a celery seed extract having anti-inflammatory activity.

(Source-M/P Biomedical Consultants LLC, 402 Live Oak Drive, Mill Valley, CA 94941, USA. )



An extract of the seed from celery (Apium graviolens) (CSE), and fractions thereof, have been found to possess anti-inflammatory activity, gastro-protective activity, and anti-Helicobacter pylori activity. In view of the potential for employing these extracts for therapeutic use, toxicological investigations were undertaken with an alcoholic extract (A-CSE) which has previously been shown to have the above pharmacological activities.


A 28-day toxicity study was performed in rats according to Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) conditions. Eighteen adult male and 18 adult female rats were randomly assigned to 3 treatment groups of 6 rats/sex/group and were dosed orally with A-CSE of 0, 150 or 5,000 mg/kg per day. Daily observations of vital signs and body weights were recorded and ophthalmological investigations were performed. At autopsy, the principal organs were weighed and sections collected for histological analysis. Serum and urine samples were collected at termination for routine clinical chemistry. Under non-GLP conditions alpha-2-μ-globulin immunohistochemistry was performed on kidney tissues and hepatic cytochrome P450 protein was determined, as well as, the enzymatic activities of the principal isoforms.


All animals survived treatments with no visible or behavioral signs of toxicity being observed during the study. There were no statistically significant differences in body weight gains, body weight gains per day or cumulative absolute body weight gains, for either sex, in any treatment groups when compared with controls. Slightly increased liver weight and liver to body and brain weight ratios were observed in female rats and in liver to body weight ratios in male rats given high dose A-CSE which was a test article effect, but the absence of any microscopic correlates for the liver weight increases suggests that these were not toxicologically significant. Treatment related macroscopic changes were not observed at necropsy and microscopic findings were limited to minimal increases in gastric eosinophils in several male and female rats in the 5,000 mg/kg per day treatment groups. Minimal focal degeneration of renal tubules was observed sporadically in both sexes assigned to all treatment groups including control and was consistent with early spontaneous nephropathy of laboratory rats and thus was not considered to represent a pathologic change associated with the test article. Increased serum globulin and phosphorus levels were observed in male rats given 5,000 mg/kg per day A-CSE and decreased serum triglycerides levels in female animals given 150 or 5,000 mg/kg per day A-CSE. The increase in serum globulin and phosphorus in male animals was small in magnitude and not considered toxicologically significant. The mechanism for the decrease in serum triglycerides in female rats was not apparent. Changes in urinalysis parameters were limited to small decreases in urine pH in female animals in the 150 and 5,000 mg/kg per day groups and were not deemed toxicologically significant. Alpha-2-μ-globulin immunohistochemistry was performed on kidney tissues from all animals and found to be within normal physiologic limits. Minor corneal mineralization occurred in some animals from all treatment groups. Cataracts were observed in one in the control and one in an animal that had 5,000 mg/kg per day but since the cataracts occurred in the metabolically inactive region of the lens, these were not considered indicative of test article related lesions. There were no changes in total hepatic microsomal protein or in total cytochrome P450 protein. Although male rats appeared to have to higher levels of total microsomal protein than female rats, there appeared to be no treatment effect in either male or female animals. As regards the activity of the various isoforms tested (CYP2B1/2, CYP1A1/2, CYP3A1/2), with the large range of activities detected for each P450 isoform, no clear change in activity or protein were observed, however, these data were not statistically analyzed.


These results suggest that there are no toxicologically significant sub-chronic effects of oral A-CSE in rats. The no adverse effect level for systemic toxicity would appear to be 5,000 mg/kg per day.

Dosage of Celery seed Extract powder supplement:

Many Celery seed Extract 10:1 powder supplements recommend a dosage of around 500 mg to 1500 mg.

Company Information:

Nutragreen Biotechnology Co., Ltd, a brand of Shanghai Lvshang Biotech Co., Ltd, is a GMP compliant and FDA registered manufacturer and supplier of raw materials of plant extracts, botanicals, herbs, especially Tradtional Chinese herbs. Celery seed Extract powder is one of our most competitive ingredients with various specifications and stocks available all year round. You may leave a message below for more detailed information.