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Angelica archangelica L. (syn Archangelica officinalis; American angelica is A. atropurpurea)
Common Name
Angelica, archangel, garden angelica, masterwort, holy ghost, wild celery, wild parsnip.
Parts Used
Root, seeds, leaf, stem

Angelica is well-suited to alleviate various gastrointestinal imbalances, particularly those involving cold, sluggishness, and depressed function. Unlike other bitters, Angelica's warmth makes it suitable for long-term use. Its bitter principles and sugars stimulate gastric secretion and increase gastric acid production, while its bitter and cholagogue properties support hepatic function and aid digestion. However, Angelica's effect on the adrenals can lead to an increase in blood glucose, making it unsuitable for individuals with diabetes or metabolic syndrome. Angelica is also effective in treating coughs, bronchitis, and other catarrhal respiratory issues accompanied by cold, fever, or influenza, with its action diffused throughout the pulmonary system.

By moving blood (and therefore, heat) to the periphery, angelica raises the body temperature and induces sweating to encourage a fever (Mills & Bone, 2013). 

(n.d.). Angelica. The Herbal Academy. Retrieved March 9, 2023, from

Angelica Root

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