Celery is a very popular salad plant, also used to flavor stews and sauces, which has been in cultivation since centuries in Asia and Europe.Celery was known to the Chinese since fifth century BC. And even before that Celery was widely in use in India especially for its healing properties. The herb is known in India as Ajwain or Ajmod. In Ayurveda, the roots and seeds of Celery were more commonly used than leaves in medicinal preparations. The word Celery was derived from latin, celeri meaning quick acting. Celery has a well balanced content of basic minerals, vitamins and nutrients besides high concentrations of plant hormones and essential oils that give celery its strong and characteristic aroma.