Latin Name: Angelica archangelica
Family: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)
Plant Part: Root
Typical Country: Hungary
Note/Element: Note:Base. Element: Earth.
Functional Groups: Terpene, Ester, Coumarin
Type: Balancing, grounding.
Ayurvedic Dosha: Vata
Scent: Herbaceous,heavenly, spicy & earthy.
For Skin type: None
Caution: Not during pregnancy. Phototoxic. May cause sensitization. Dilute!
Physical Uses: Highly regarded in Chinese medicine. Menstrual cramps. colds, flu, cough. Detoxification bath. Indigestion, nausea, insomnia, PMS, menopause, muscle and joint pain.
Mental/Emotional Uses: Anxiety, stress, exhaustion, addiction.
Blends Well With: Spice, flower, fruit and root.
Possible Substitutes: Angelica seed. Difficult to substitute: Rose is a possibility for menstrual issues.