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A Directory of Herbs and their therapeutic properties - Angelica ( Angelica archagelica )
Angelica has a long history of use as a medicinal herb, used to stimulate gastric secretion, reduce flatulence, and treat rheumatic, skin disorders and problems with blood circulation.

Used for:-

  • Alcoholism
  • Anemia
  • PMS
  • Asthma
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Colds
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Indigestion
  • Circulation
  • Backache
  • Carmative

Parts of the plant used:-
Leaves, roots, stems, seeds.

Properties:-
Diaphoretic, Stimulant, Carminative, Expectorant, Tonic, Cordial, Antitussive, Aromatic.

Constituents:-
Essential oils, bitter principles, coumarin compounds

Precautions:-
Avoid angelica if you're pregnant or breast-feeding.
Use this herb cautiously if you have diabetes.

Other names:-
Angelica root, angelique, dong quai, engelwurzel, garden angelica, and wild angelica.

General:-
Angelica is a herb that was popular in medieval medicine, used in the treatment of ailments ranging from insomnia to headaches (it was also thought to give protection against evil and the plague}. Nowadays it is used primarily in the relief of stomach problems and coughs or sore throats.
Angelica can be brewed as a tea, using the roots, stems and seeds. Alternatively, some retailers sell a liquid Angelica extract that can be taken mixed with water.


 

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