Angelica archangelica Family: Umbellifereae
- Protection, uncrossing Use in a mojo bag or burn in an incense blend
Caution: Avoid taking very large amounts; repeatedly touching leaves may cause dermatitis
Fun Fact: Medieval monks made medicines from Angelica to help treat the plague; it has been said that its name was given by a monk when Archangel Raphael descended and said it was a treatment for the plague.
Parts Used: Roots, leaves
Dosage: 1-2 tsp root decocted in 1 Cup boiling water or 1oz dried root for 1 pint of water, boil for 2 minutes then let stand, covered, for 15 mins, take 1 Cup three times a day; 15-30 drops tincture three times daily; a compress can be made with the leaves and placed on the chest
Range: Native to northern Europe and Iceland; grown in the US in zones 4-9
Habitat & Growing Conditions: Likes moist soil in full to partial shade
The New Holistic Herbal, David Hoffmann p175
Herbs An Illustrated Encyclopedia, Kathi Keville p38
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