Latin name: Angelica archangelicaGenus: Umbelliferous plantsPopular names: Angelica, angelicaPlant description: Shoulder-high, conspicuous plant with thumb-length, hollow stems and greenish-yellow, hemispherical flowers. Aromatic-scented plant, used by us since the 16th century. Origin Europe, Western Russia.
Medicinally used plant parts
approx. 5% essential oil of fine aroma, angelic acid, resin, tannin, bittering agent. The drug is typical aromatic bittering agent.
Healing effects and use of angelica root
Preparation of angelica root
Pour a large cup of boiling water over 1 heaped teaspoon of finely chopped drug, cover and leave to stand for 10 minutes. In case of lack of appetite, drink a cup of tea sweetened with honey warm before eating. For flatulence unsweetened at and after meals.
Combination with other medicinal plants