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.

Self Heal

self heal

Prunella Vulgaris is the one I am familiar with Prunella Grandiflora has bigger flowers and I have never seen it. They are known as heallall, or self heal.

This is not medical advice this is form information and educational purposes and should not be taken as medical advice. If in doubt don’t, if you are not certain of the identification of a plant do not use it. Has many health benefits and has been shown to stimulate healing throughout the body including areas that are difficult to heal like cartilage and ligaments. Has been shown to fight cancer and infection.

https://www.ediblewildfood.com/self-heal.aspx

Fights cancer through multiple pathways.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25331476

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5865815/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27586473

https://www.spandidos-publications.com/or/34/5/2445

Protects against UVB damage and aging.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29378470

Prevents renal fibrosis so would help with fatty liver.

https://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S0192415X1750029X?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3Dpubmed

Protects cognitive function.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28001065

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26376910

Helps with diabetes.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27768926

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25278372

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3471066/

Helps with autoimmunity,excess inflammation and allergies.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27566209

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26996013

http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2015/FO/C4FO01039F#!divAbstract

Helps fight Ebola.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26778707

Helps with leaky gut.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4635162/

Helps with fatty liver.

https://www.thieme-connect.com/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-0035-1558112

Is high in ursolic acid which has many health benefits.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25088993

https://www.truthinaging.com/ingredients/ursolic-acid

Phytochemistry

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25078822

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4206729/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21498022

Anti inflammatory

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3856017/

Prevents heart disease

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3789443/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4133916/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4782109/

Great for detoxing.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23477155

Helps with ADD

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23348874

Reduces oxidative stress.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3269750/pdf/ijms-13-01258.pdf

https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/bpb/31/3/31_3_531/_article

Inhibits HMGB1 which helps with sepsis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21971692

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4363608/

Inhibits HIV infection

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3096947/

Inhibits virus replication

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2645367/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17475343

https://www.thieme-connect.com/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-2006-951719

Helps with mast cell activation syndrome or allergies.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17609508

Lemon Balm

Melissa Officinalis

This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such. If in doubt don’t if you do not know a plant do not use it.

Lemon Balm is good for soothing the stomach and for relaxing. It has also been shown to be good for making a balm for herpes chancres. Improves blood sugar levels, also helps with getting restful sleep. Has been shown to protect the brain cells.

https://thenerdyfarmwife.com/12-things-to-do-with-lemon-balm/

https://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/9-benefits-of-lemon-balm/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3230760/

Helps fight viruses even herpes.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24817544

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5613005/

Safe to consume in large quantities.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4433273/

Is good at treating and preventing oxidative stress.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5871149/

It helps with ventricular arrhythmia.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5586902/

Has been shown to help with heart palpitations.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874115000781?via%3Dihub

Has antimicrobial properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20201279

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26075899

The flavonoids found in Lemon Balm along with other herbs have antidepressant properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5829422/

Fights cancer

http://journal.waocp.org/?sid=Entrez:PubMed&id=pmid:26320439&key=2015.16.14.5703

Phytochemicals

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26495650

Reduces premenstrual symptoms.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4557408/

Improves cognitive function.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1738567/

Has been shown to reduce histamines.

http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1342&context=ebl