up to 6 feet or so, this fairly stout plant favours
damp, shady places. The stem is hollow, and often
purple, with a whitish bloom. The greeny-white,
or pink, flowers are only about 2mm across, with
5 petals, have a honey like smell, and flower July
Traditionally used to restore strength and stamina
during convalescence or general weakness, Angelica
is a warming, stimulating herb - effective for period
pains, or when youre feeling chilled, low
and debilitated, and a tisane of angelica root is
good for poor circulation, chilblains, piles, or
for persons with a tendency to varicose veins. It
is an excellent tonic for the digestive system,
and aides the liver, kidneys, and skin.
Candied angelica stalks are popular in France and
The essential oil can be used in a massage oil to
ease rheumatic inflammation.A colic remedy for babies
suggests simmering half a teaspoon of angelica seeds
in a small cup of water for 5 minutes. Leave to
infuse, covered, for 5 minutes. Cool, strain, and
give in tiny doses.
Essential oil not to be used during pregnancy or
by diabetics !
! The root oil has a photosensitising action and
should not be used on skin exposed to sunlight !