Angelica is a fragrant plant with a long ancient history of medicinal and spiritual uses. As it's official name implies it is often associated with angels. One story claims this is because an angel showed it as a cure for the plague and another claims it is because it blooms on the day for Archangel Micheal. Either way, angelica is often used to purge and protect against negative influences. Angelica is also used as a flavoring in the preparation of Vermouth and Chartreuse, which is interesting because angelica is also known to create a disgust for alcohol and is sometimes used for treating alcoholism. Medicinally, Angelica is very similar to Dong Quai - an important herb in Chinese medicine used as a female tonic.
Angelica archangelica, Archangelica officinalis, garden angelica, Holy Ghost, wild celery
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Pregnant or breastfeeding women should not use angelica root. Angelica may interact with certain medications, particularly anticoagulants. Please consult your doctor if you are using any prescription or over-the-counter medication before using angelica root.
This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to cure, prevent, treat or diagnose any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. You should always consult with your doctor before starting any herbal treatment or regimen.