Apium graveolens Linn.

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Apium graveolens Linn.belongs to Apiaceae, Umbelliferae, family.
The Arabic Name for this herb is Krafs.
The English Names for this herb are Celery, Wild Celery.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Ajmoda, Amjud, Fatrasaliyun Walijan, Krafs, Krafs Rumi.

Pharmacological Actions

The pharmacological Actions of Apium graveolens Linn. are Anthelmintic, Anti-convulsant, Anti-fungal, Anti-gout, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-phlegmatic, Anti-spasmodic, Anti-tumor, Appetizer, Blood Purifier, Carminative, Deobstruent, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Ecbolic, Emmenagogue, Galactagogue, Hypotensive, Lithontriptic, Sedative, Tonic, Urinary Antiseptic.


  • Aphrodisiac
  • Diuretic

  • Oil:
  • Anti-spasmodic
  • Carminative
  • Sedative
  • Stimulant
  • Tonic

  • Root:
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Diuretic

  • Juice:
  • Anti-fungal
  • Diuretic

  • Suppository:
  • Abortive

  • Indications

    The Indications of Apium graveolens Linn. are Sciatica, Dropsy.

    The Indications of Seeds of Apium graveolens Linn. are Rheumatism, Anasarca, Kidney Obstructions (Stones), Liver Obstructions, Amenorrhoea, Nasal Catarrh, Intestinal Debility, Asthma, Bronchitis, Cough, Fever, Chest Inflammation, Chest Pain, Spleen Disorders.

    The Indications of Leaves of Apium graveolens Linn. are Inflammatory Tumors, Corns, Cancerous Ulcers, Old tumors.

    The Indications of Root of Apium graveolens Linn. are Tumors of Vulva, Liver Inflammation, Spleen Inflammation, Anasarca, Colic.

    The Indications of Juice of Apium graveolens Linn. are Non-Ulcerated Cancers, Induration of Spleen and Liver, Breast Lumps, Eye Tumors, Gastric Tumors, Cold Tumors, Ulcerated Cancers.

    The Indications of Seed(Decoction) of Apium graveolens Linn. are Lumbago, Rheumatism.

    No Contra Indication information is available for Apium graveolens Linn..


    The Temperament of Apium graveolens Linn. is 2nd order, warm and dry.

    Available Brands

    BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
    AUJALINHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    HAMDARD MAULLHAMHamdard laboratories Waqf Bangladesh
    JAWARISH ZAROONI AMBERI-BA-NUSKHA KALANHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    JAWARISH ZAROONI SADAHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    Majoon Dabeed-ul-WardAshraf laboratories (Pvt) Ltd.
    MAJUN DABEED-UL- WARDHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    Namak SulaimaniAshraf laboratories (Pvt) Ltd.
    NAMAK SULEMANIHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    ROGHAN-E-SURANJANHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    TIRYAQ-E-MASANAHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan

    Compound Preparations

    Apium graveolens Linn. is used in the preparation of Jawarish Filafali, Ma'jun Krafs, Ma'jun Maurawweh ul-Arwah, Mufarreh Kabir, Roghan Kalan, Safuf Namak Sulaimani, Safuf Qinnab, Sherbet Kaknaj, Tiryaq-i-Masana compounds.


    Whole HerbN/A
    Root5.000g - 7.000g
    Seeds3.000g - 5.000g

    Herb's Description

    Apium graveolens Linn., 2-3 ft long, is biennial, and errect. Cultivated as a salad or for seeds, with conspicuously jointed stem.
    Apium graveolens Linn.'s Leaves. Leaves are developed on long expanded petioles.
    Apium graveolens Linn.'s Fruits, size is usually 1.5-2 x 1 mm

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Occurence: It is native of Outlying hills of Punjab. It occurs in Afghanistan, Europe, North Africa, West Asia.
    Odor: The odor of Seeds of Apium graveolens Linn. is Aromatic
    Seeds: Pungent


    No information regarding Apium graveolens Linn.'s substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Apium graveolens Linn.'s Active constituents:


    No information regarding Apium graveolens Linn.'s antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    Causes abortion in pregnant women.Individuals with warm temperament and for those suffering from epilepsy, it is described as harmful.


    Currently no Toxicity information is available for Apium graveolens Linn.. (work in progress)