Information on Angelica

Latin NameAngelica archangelica
Other NamesGarden angelica
Part UsedRoot, Seeds
Herb FormsTinctures, teas.
AffectsBlood, Digestive system
CautionsAvoid during pregnancy. Contains coumarins which can thin the blood; not to be taken by hemophiliacs or people who bleed easily. Some people develop skin rashes in response to the essential oil after handling the seeds and foliage.
Botanical InfoAn aromatic, stout biennial plant with a large root and white umbrella-shaped flowering parts.
DescriptionAngelica is an excellent digestive tonic ingredient because it stimulates the production of digestive enzymes. It is used to improve the appetite and the assimilation of nutrients. The volatile oil contained in angelica makes it a good carminative to relieve gas. Angelica is beneficial during convalescence and debility. The seeds are used to flavor alcoholic beverages and are considered milder in nature than the root.

Angelica has a taste of ACRID, BITTER and a temperature of WARM.


Decoction1 cup 3 x daily before meals
Tincture3-4 droppersful before meals