Angelica is a plant. The root, seed, leaf, and fruit are used to make medicine.

Angelica is used for heartburn (dyspepsia), intestinal gas (flatulence), loss of appetite (anorexia), overnight urination (nocturia), arthritis, stroke, dementia, circulation problems, "runny nose" (respiratory catarrh), nervousness and anxiety, fever, plague, and trouble sleeping (insomnia).

Some women use angelica to start their menstrual periods. Sometimes this is done to cause an abortion.

Angelica is also used to increase urine production, improve sex drive, stimulate the production and secretion of phlegm, and kill germs.

Some people apply angelica directly to the skin for nerve pain (neuralgia), joint pain (rheumatism), and skin disorders.In combination with other herbs, angelica is also applied to the skin for treating premature ejaculation.

Angelica is also used as a smell in aromatherapy to reduce symptoms associated with quitting tobacco (nicotine withdrawal).


Is a Form of:


Primary Functions:

Heartburn, intestinal gas, loss of appetite

Also Known As:

American Angelica, Angélica, Angelica acutiloba, Angelica archangelica, Angelica atropurpurea

How Does It Work?

Angelica contains chemicals that might kill cancer cells and fungus, reduce anxiety, and settle the stomach.


  • Indigestion (dyspepsia).A specific combination product containing angelica (Iberogast, Medical Futures, Inc) seems to improve symptoms of upset stomach including acid reflux, stomach pain, cramping, nausea, and vomiting. The combination includes angelica plus peppermint leaf, clown's mustard plant, German chamomile, caraway, licorice, milk thistle, celandine, and lemon balm.

Recommended Dosing

The following doses have been studied in scientific research:


  • For indigestion (dyspepsia): A specific combination product containing angelica and several other herbs (Iberogast, Medical Futures, Inc) has been used in a dose of 1 mL three times daily.

Angelica Supplements Frequently Asked Questions

What is Angelica herb good for?

What is Angelica? Angelica is a plant. The root, seed, and fruit are used to make medicine. Angelica is used for heartburn, intestinal gas (flatulence), loss of appetite (anorexia), arthritis, circulation problems, "runny nose" (respiratory catarrh), nervousness, plague, and trouble sleeping (insomnia).

What does Angelica taste like?

Once distilled, angelica has an earthy flavour. It's a little bitter and a little herbal, and is reminiscent of wormwood. The herbal tones carry through to the nose, with a faintly nettle-like smell. The flavour of angelica can sometimes be mistaken for that of juniper berries – though the two are quite separate.

Is Angelica the same as dong quai?

Angelica sinensis, also known as dong quai, is a fragrant plant with a cluster of small white flowers. The flower belongs to the same botanical family as carrots and celery.

What is Angelica powder?

Angelica Root Powder

It is an aromatic plant used in traditional European herbalism for a wide range of wellness support. Our angelica root powder is ground from organic Angelica archangelica roots. ... The plant has an intense yet sweet aroma more like carrots than like dill or fennel.

How do you eat Angelica?

Boil the young leaves and stems to eat as a vegetable or chop the leaves and add to stewed fruit like rhubarb. The sweet-tasting roots are also edible and the aromatic seeds can be used as a culinary spice.

What is Chinese angelica root used for?

Radix Angelica Sinensis, the dried root of Angelica sinensis (Danggui), is a herb used in Chinese medicine to enrich blood, promote blood circulation and modulate the immune system. It is also used to treat chronic constipation of the elderly and debilitated as well as menstrual disorders.

Is Angelica a herb or spice?

Considered a biennial or short-lived perennial, Angelica is a member of the Apiaceae (Umbelliferae or carrot) family which includes anise, celery, cumin, fennel, dill and other plants characterized by feathery leaves, fluted stems and clusters of flowers that emerge from globular umbels.

How do you get angelica seeds?

When they are nearly ripe, fasten a paper bag over the flower head to catch the seeds before they fall to the ground. Use peat or fiber pots so that you won't have to disturb the sensitive roots when you transplant the seedlings into the garden. Press the seeds gently onto the surface of the soil.

What is Angelica made of?

It is known as 'herb of the angels' (hence the name) because it was believed to have medicinal properties. It's a member of the parsley family, a tall plant with a long firm stem and bright green leaves. Candied angelica is made by boiling the stems in sugar syrup.

How tall does Angelica grow?

Characteristics. Angelica species grow to 1–3 m (3 ft 3 in–9 ft 10 in) tall, with large bipinnate leaves and large compound umbels of white or greenish-white flowers.

Can you grow Angelica in pots?

Sow several seeds on the surface of each peat pot. They have a low germination rate and using several seeds in each pot helps insure that seedlings will germinate. After sowing angelica seeds, place the peat pots in a plastic bag and refrigerate them for two to three weeks.

Are Angelica leaves edible?

Boil the young leaves and stems to eat as a vegetable or chop the leaves and add to stewed fruit like rhubarb. The sweet-tasting roots are also edible and the aromatic seeds can be used as a culinary spice.

How do you look after Angelica plants?

Angelica herb is easy to care for as long as it is in well drained soil with proper light exposure. Keep weeds away from the plant and maintain moderately moist soil. Water the plant from the base to prevent fungal diseases. Cut the stalk at the end of the first year to promote flowering in the second.

What is Angelica food?

Angelica. Nutrition. An herb in the parsley family. Pale green, with celerylike stalks and often called wild celery. Angelica is usually candied and used as a decoration on cakes and other desserts;and was the original green candy in fruit cakes.

Does Angelica die after flowering?

Angelica Herb

The umbrella-like flowers are particularly showy but only occur every two years and after bloom the plant often dies. The umbels are white and each spoke of the flower bears a dangling seed after the blooms are spent. ... The root, leaves and seeds are all useful.

Can you eat angelica seeds?

Boil the young leaves and stems to eat as a vegetable or chop the leaves and add to stewed fruit like rhubarb. The sweet-tasting roots are also edible and the aromatic seeds can be used as a culinary spice.

Where is angelica root from?

Angelica is somewhat of a nomadic plant – believed to be a native of Syria, though also grown wild in the Nordics and cultivated in France, Germany, Romania and some East Asian Countries.

When should I plant Angelica?

Planting angelica

Sow seeds in autumn or late spring in modules or directly into the soil. Sow onto the surface of the soil or compost as the seeds need light to germinate. Cut back the stems and dig up the plant in the autumn of its second year, dividing the roots with a sharp knife.

How do you make Angelica tea?

To make angelica tea, add one cup of boiling water to one teaspoon of dried angelica and steep covered for at least 10 minutes. Some alternative practitioners suggest drinking 1/3 cup of angelica tea 30 minutes before each meal.

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