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ANGELICA   (ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA)

Family: Umbelliferae

---Synonyms---Garden Angelica. Archangelica officinalis.
---Parts Used---root, leaves, seeds.

A perennial plant growing five or six feet (1.5 or 1.8 m) high with large leaves and flat heads of greenish-white flowers.

---Medicinal Action and Uses------The root stalks, leaves and fruit possess carminative, stimulant, diaphoretic, stomachic, tonic and expectorant properties, which are strongest in the fruit, though the whole plant has the same virtues.

Angelica is a good remedy for colds, coughs, pleurisy, wind, colic, rheumatism and diseases of the urinary organs, though it should not be given to patients who have a tendency towards diabetes, as it causes an increase of sugar in the urine.

It is generally used as a stimulating expectorant, combined with other expectorants the action of which is facilitated, and to a large extent diffused, through the whole of the pulmonary region.

It is a useful agent for feverish conditions, acting as a diaphoretic.

Angelica stems are also grateful to a feeble stomach, and will relieve flatulence promptly when chewed. An infusion of Angelica leaves is a very healthful, strengthening tonic and aromatic stimulant, the beneficial effect of which is felt after a few days' use.

The yellow juice yielded by the stem and root becomes, when dry, a valuable medicine in chronic rheumatism and gout.

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Some herbs are known to react with your medication. Please consult your physician before starting on any herb.