Angelica is a genus of about 60 species of tall biennial and perennial herbs in the family Apiaceae, native to temperate and subarctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere, reaching as far north as Iceland, Lapland and Greenland. It reaches a height of 1 to 3 meters tall and it has large bipinnate leaves and large compound umbels of white or greenish-white flowers.
It has been considered as a valuable medicinal plant since antiquity.
It is said that it was given this name because its medicinal properties first became known when an angel presented himself to a monk and told him that the plant could cure plague.
Angelica is a very good tonic herb for women, children and the elderly and it is said to strengthen the heart. Powdered Angelica root is said to cause disgust for alcohol. It has an antibacterial action, as it prevents the growth of various bacteria. Angelica is used for obstructed menses and for this reason it should not be taken in large quantities by pregnant women. Finally this powder can be used for athlete’s foot, as well as an insecticide and pesticide.
Angelica infusion is used externally for gargles in cases of sore throatwhile as a poultice it helps broken bones, swellings and rheumatism. It is said that when it is used as a wash for the face it prevents acne.
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