Ap'ium grave'olens, Apii Fructus, Celery Fruit (Seed), N.F. The dried ripe fruit with not more than 5 p.c. of unsound or foreign fruits or other foreign organic matter, yielding not more than 3 p.c. of acid-insoluble ash; S. Europe, cultivated, Biennial herb; root fusiform, white--when wild, poisonous, under cultivation, harmless. Fruit, Mericarps 2, united or separate, ovoid, 1-2 Mm (1/25-1/12') long, dark brown; inner surface flat, outer convex, with 5 slender ribs, 2 bring marginal; odor characteristic, agreeable;taste aromatic, warm, pungent. Powder, brown, oily--peraicarp fragments with yellowish oil tubes, brown secretion cells and few epidermal papillae; tracheae, fibers, aleurone grains, calcium oxalate rosettes; solvent: alcohol; contains volatile oil 2-3 p.c., fixed oil, ash 3-8 p.c. Carminative, stimulant, nervous sedative, flavoring (Infusion, juice); bronchitis, intermittents, contusions, swollen glands. Dose, gr. 15-30 (1-2 Gm.); 1. Fluidextractum Apii Fructus (alcohol), dose, mxv-30 (1-2 cc.): Prep.: 1. Elixir Guaranae et Apii, 15 p.c.