Angelica – Angelica Archangelica
Angelica root is the most widely used part of the plant and it contains coumarins, essential oil, resins, fructose and glucose. You will find Angelica with many names such as wild celery, garden angelica and many more.
Its expectorant properties make it ideal for treating bronchitis, common colds and the flu. Angelica is soothing to both asthma and nervous asthma. Helps fight cough, while its sweating properties help treat fever.
Angelica is especially beneficial in cases of arthritis, rheumatism and rheumatic inflammation. Its heating and anti-inflammatory action makes it effective in cases of muscle fractures.
In relation to the gastrointestinal tract, angelica can offer a wide range of uses. It is soothing and antispasmodic, so it is beneficial in cases of colitis, stomach and intestinal spasms and stomach ulcers. It is effective in the treatment of anorexia nervosa, as an appetizer (opens the appetite) and helps in cases of bloating and indigestion, as a digestive. Its decoction is used in cases of atony of the digestive system. Angelica also acts as an antiseptic of the urinary system, and is a diuretic.
It is considered healing and soothing to skin diseases such as psoriasis. Angelica, in addition to its healing action, is antibacterial and antifungal, thus accelerating healing and protecting wounds from infections.
The tonic and relaxing decoction of angelica, fights migraines, but also helps to treat menstruation pains. In addition to the mental stimulation it offers, it is also cardiotonic, stimulates blood circulation, and helps in cases of anemia mainly due to menstruation. It is considered emmenagogue and beneficial for the eyes, a use which we do not recommend, because the essential oil and the plant extract are irritating to the eyes.
Spiritually, it calms and soothes the nerves after intense stress, while in situations of sadness or melancholy it lifts the mood. In times of fatigue, the essential oil or decoction stimulates and tones the body and promotes spiritual clarity.
The consumption of angelica should be done after consultation with a doctor. It should not be consumed during pregnancy. Overconsumption causes serious side effects.
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