The celery that we eat today developed from a wild European plant that grew near the sea. Celery seeds have the taste and smell of celery stalks, but their flavor is much more pronounced.
In Chinese medicine, celery seeds are used as a standard treatment for calming the body, dizziness and high blood pressure.
The seeds add great flavor to potatoes, especially potato salad. The seeds can also be used in salad dressings, sauces and gravies. Their flavor is strong, so they should be used sparingly.