Angelica root

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

Flatulence, loss of appetite. Has an antispasmodic effect and stimulates bile flow. The bitter substances stimulate the appetite. Important ingredient of stomach liqueurs.

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

In case of loss of appetite, can be combined with many medicinal plants such as dost, parsley root, verbena, peppermint, wormwood.

Side effect

none known