My Account   |   View Cart
Phone Number for Health Supplements

Celery Seed

Question Details


Good day doc, Thank you for all you do to help the public.... Q: 51 year old healthy male,  on Benicar for blood pressure...I feel yuck on this stuff, my MD is aware of my plan...I am going to try Celery Seed...In your opinion, when is the best time to take it, between meals or with meals, how much, 75 or 150 mg, best brand in your opinion,?......thanks so much...


Celery seed has long history of medicinal use for a variety of health complaints including gout, arthritis and high blood pressure.  It contains a multitude of compounds that affect inflammatory processes in the body as well as other regulatory functions.


Apigenin is a compound contained in celery seed that is thought to contribute to its beneficial effects on blood pressure.  It is thought to help blood vessels relax and expand which causes a reduction in intra-arterial pressure.  Many other compounds in celery might also contribute to its blood pressure lowering capability.  It has long been thought to be a mild diuretic which can be a tool used to lower blood pressure.   

It is not widely studied for this use but lots of anecdotal reports suggest it can be helpful for regulating blood pressure. 

Generally speaking, finding a standardized extract is your best chance of having a positive outcome.  No official dosing schedule has been established but doses ranging from 500mg-4000mg of a standardized extract daily are generally recognized as safe.  If you have pre-existing kidney disease it is not advisable to take celery seed extract.  As with most herbal preparations, it is advisable to take between meals to maximize absorption.

Back to all Questions     View More by Dr. Kevin Passero

Lead Medical Director

As a certified and fully trained Naturopathic Doctor, Passero has trained and preceptored with some of the nation's leading doctors in the field of natural medicine, working under the guidance of MD’s, Chiropractors, Naturopaths and Acupuncturists. Furthermore, he is currently the Vice President of the Maryland Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

View Profile

The products and the claims made about specific products on have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. The information provided by Vitabase is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging. You should not use the information on for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment. You should consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem. Neither Vitabase nor Dr Passero will be liable for negative outcomes of supplements that are taken as a result of information given on