Angelica (Angelica archangelica) has several common names such as; garden angelica, wild celery, and Norwegian angelica.
Angelica archangelica grows in damp soil, preferably near rivers or deposits of water in Russia, Finland, civilian, Norway, Denmark, Greenland, The Faroe Islands, and Iceland.
Just leaves grow during their first year. Its fluted stem can reach a height of 2.5 meters during its second year.
The root, seed, leaf, and fruit are used to make medicine.
Traditional Uses and benefits
Angelica archangelica is used for heartburn, intestinal gas, loss of appetite, overnight urination, arthritis, stroke, dementia, circulation problems, runny nose, nervousness and anxiety, fever, plague, and sleeping problems.
It has antibacterial properties that help you eliminate the microbes that cause sores in the mouth and throat. You can chew the stem of angelica to recover soreness in the throat.
Angelica herb helps women to maintain the reproductive system. It regulates the menstrual cycle and controlling menstrual discharge.
It helps to release the stress in the brain and reduces anxiety.
Dosage and Precautions
Use 1-2 g dried leaf or roots three times daily. If you are using the fruit part, use 1-2 g a day.
This herb may affect the nervous system and cause irritation.
It should not be used by patients who have diabetes.
It should not be used by pregnant women, nursing mothers, and children under two years.
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- “Angelica archangelica”, Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 7 December 2019, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angelica_archangelica
- Sturluson, T., “Angelica Root Uses, Benefits and Side Effects” The Herbal Resource. https://www.herbal-supplement-resource.com/angelica-benefits.html