Angelica

 

Angelica Archangelica

This is not medical advice it should not be taken as such. I am posting this for informational and educational purposes only. If in doubt do not use a plant if you are not certain of it’s safety or identification.

Angelica is related to carrots and celery so will taste similar. I have Angelica Archangelica and it has a mild celery like taste. Some species of Angelica can cause light sensitivity when eaten. A. Sylvestris is one of them. There are many toxic plants that look very similar so make certain you know this one before you even try to use it. Angelica has a husk like part close to where the stems meet. The one I am familiar with is Angelica Archangelica. It is the only one I have seen. It can get very tall, mine used to be then I cut it down. Every since I cut it down it has not recovered.

Identifying

https://wildfoodgirl.com/2011/angelica-enhances-alcohol-satisfies-sweet-tooth/

Each Angelica species has their own unique benefits. A. Archangelica has free radical scavenging properties, and strong antimicrobial properties and taste good to.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5620520/

https://supplementpolice.com/angelica-root-extract/

Reduces anxiety

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22960104

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23297567

Those with high acetycholine levels should not take it because it can slightly raise acetycholine levels.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21786787

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18069242

Leaves and stems are best for anxiety.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3942901/

Fights cancer

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15813373

http://iv.iiarjournals.org/content/19/1/191.long

Has hepatoprotective effects.

https://www.karger.com/Article/Abstract/69530

Prevents seizures

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3003174/

Prevents skin aging.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/php.12595

Inhibits herpes and coxsackie

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28487231

If there is poison Hemlock nearby don’t use it . There are claims Angelica and Hemlock can hybridize.

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