The root is the most curative part of the plant, good for digestion because it has a bitter taste, which with essential oils stimulate the digestive system and stimulates the appetite.
An interesting plant angelica is present in folk medicine for a long time.
Angelica (Angelica archangelica – Latin) is commonly known as, wild celery, garden angelica or Norwegian angelica.
The root of angelica has aromatic taste and has long been known as food, spice and medicine.
In the gardens of medieval monasteries had been grown as one of the main herbs, primarily as an anti-plague.
According to legend, the effectiveness of the treatment of the plague is discovered by the Holy Archangel Michael.
That`s how wild celery got the name “archangelica”.
Thanks to its root it`s rescued many people from the “Black Death”.
It was known that soothes the spirit and regulate digestion.
That`s why angelica occupied a special place in the priesthood during extremely turbulent Middle Ages.
Do you know about legendary herb Angelica
The root is the most medicinal part of the plant.
The root is good for digestion because it has a bitter taste which with essential oils stimulates the digestive system and stimulates the appetite.
It is also recommended for recovery from anorexia and fatigue.
In addition, it`s used in treatments for rheumatism, liver, gall bladder as well as menstrual problems.
Angelica is an effective and expectorant.
It encourages the secretion of mucus from the respiratory tract.
This herb contains oils that act anti-inflammatory.
It combats infection, therefore helps with bronchitis and pneumonia.
On the other hand, compound osthol prevents blood clotting.
Therefore, it is recommended for the treatment of thrombosis.
The essential oil in the root contains rare ingredients, such as monoterpene, phellandrene, coumarin- arhangelicin, umbelliferone and bergapten.
Coumarin gives to this plant a mild sedative, secures sleep and reduces tension.
Tea made from leaves of the plant also is effective for the stomach.
This tea cleans the blood, bladder, relieves bloating, cramps and piles.
It promotes the secretion of digestive juices and the food is better processed.
To increase the appetite is taken on an empty stomach, 15 minutes before eating.
To improve digestion when the stomach is very sensitive is taken after meals.
A longer stay in the sun is also not recommended for those who use this plant.
It has compounds sensitive to light which can cause a rash-like allergy.
This herb is also effective in the treatment of fungi like Candida Albicans and illnesses of our urinary organs.
Angelica helps relieve joint pain and arthritis, ulcers, typhoid, peptic disorders, loss of appetite, gastrointestinal spasms, flatulence, dyspepsia, chronic bronchitis, abdominal bloating and anemia.
In addition, it is used like blood purifier because promote the circulation of blood in both sexes.
It stabilizes our blood vessels and reduces high blood pressure and relieves peripheral circulation.
Angelica extract, tincture and essential oil
In therapeutic purposes, angelica is used as a liquid extract, tincture, essential oil or dried root tea.
The extract is taken 1.5 to 3 grams per day.
The tincture is taken in two to three doses of 20 drops diluted in little water, immediately before or after meals.
As for the essential oil, the Germans as connoisseurs of folk medicine advise that daily can be taken 2-3 times 3-4 drops.
The tea is made from 1 teaspoon of dry root which is cooked ten minutes in 2 dl of water.
You can drink twice a day, freshly prepared, immediately before or after meals.
NOTE: excess dosage of this herb can affect blood pressure, heart rate and can increase our blood sugar level.
Preparations of angelica should not be taken during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It is not recommended for diabetics and persons that have treatment with anticoagulants (coagulation).
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