Botanical Name – Angelica archangelica

Family: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)

Energetics: warm, dry, tonifying

Taste: bitter, pungent, aromatic

Parts used: root

Affinities: digestive, respiratory, and reproductive systems

Actions: Diffusive, circulatory stimulant, carminative, emmenagogue, diaphoretic, expectorant, nervine, anti-microbial

Preparations: tea/ decoction, honey infusion, tincture, oil infusion

Cautions: Best to avoid angelica the week before menstrual cycle, during pregnancy, and during lactation. Can cause photosensitivity. 

Therapeutic Uses:

  • Angelica is a warming bitter which helps with digestion and assimilation especially when digestion is cold and stagnant. It helps get things moving including blood circulation. 
  • Helps clear waste from the liver and the body in general. 
  • Increases blood flow to the reproductive organs which can help with menstrual cramping. 
  • Calming to both the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.
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