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Angelica archangelica
Angelica
Family:
Umbelliferae


picture: mid-August 2004

Origin:
Levant (eastern Mediterranean)

Type:
biennial

Flowering/Fruiting:
Flowers in early spring with large umbels. Last fall, this plant presented an impressively tall stalk with seeds. We harvested them before this picture was taken, and I hope to update this image when there are new flowerstalks.

Part used:
root, (sometimes whole herb, fruits or essential oil)

Actions:
warming digestive tonic, anti-spasmodic, relaxing expectorant, diaphoretic, diuretic

Uses:
convalescence from debilitating illness, appetite loss, stomach cramps, flatulence, respiratory ailments

Catchtail Comments:
(NB the purple flowering plant in the background is a sage).

Links:
http://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/a/anegl037.html
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/med-aro/factsheets/ANGELICA.html

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