Scientific Name: Angelica archangelica
Other Names: Angelica officinales, Angelica Root, Angelique, Archangelica officinales, European Angelica, Garden Angelica, Holy Ghost Root, Norwegian Angelica, Root of the Holy Ghost, Wild Angelica, Wild Celery
Parts Used: Leaf, Root, Seeds, Stems
Preparation & Dosage:
Herbal Actions: Anti-inflammatory, Antirheumatic, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Aromatic, Astringent, Carminative, Cholagogue, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Stimulant, Stomachic, Tonic, Vulnerary, Warming
Uses: Anemia, Anorexia Nervosa, Appetite Stimulant, Asthma, Backache, Bronchitis, Buerger’s Disease, Chest Inflammation, Colic, Common Cold, Coughs, Cystitis, Eczema, Fever, Flatulence, Gout, Gynecological Disorders, Hay Fever, Headache, Hoarseness, Indigestion, Influenza, Intestinal Colic, Itching, Menstrual Discomfort, Muscle Spasms, Osteoporosis, Pestilence, Pleurisy, Poor Circulation, Postmenopausal Symptoms, Rheumatism, Scabies, Sore Throat, Stomach Spasms, Typhoid, Urinary Diseases, Venomous Bites, Wounds
Contraindications: Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding. During use, avoid prolonged sunbathing and strong exposure to UV radiation. May interfere with anticoagulant therapy. Do not use if you have diabetes. Do not use if taking blood thinners.
Notes: Seeds and stems are used in confections and liqueurs.