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|Wild Celery is a member of the Parsley family which contains many POISONOUS PLANTS and is toxic in its own right in large amounts. Wildcrafting is seriously warned against! A fatal mistake would be a simple thing to blunder into. Garden Celery (available at the supermarket) is preferred; seeds collected from the Garden varieties are available through herb suppliers.|
NOT taken medicinally during PREGNANCY!
NOT taken with kidney problems!
Wild celery especially, under wet conditions, can cause a rash. Field workers handling celery have been known to develop dermatitis similar to poison ivy!
The oil causes photosensitivity. If using, avoid sunlight!
Possible though small danger to cattle browsing celery tops which contain 3 to 3.8% nitrates!