The celery is a familiar culinary herb, with a channeled, fleshy and erect stalk and with skinny pinnant leaves. It is an annual or biennial plant that belongs to the Apiaceae family of plants. The celery plant grows with a smooth stem and soft leaves sporting white flowers. Native to southern Europe, Celery is extensively cultivated as a domestic vegetable, with the oil principally produced in India, Holland, China, Hungary and the USA. The seeds of the celery seed which are really the fruit of the plant have a warm, aromatic and pungent flavor and are employed as a condiment in many kinds of food products sold in the market. Celery has been used in herbal medicine to treat arthritis, nervousness, hysteria and other health conditions.