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



  • Heartburn
  • Intestinal gas (flatulence)
  • Loss of appetite (anorexia)
  • Arthritis
  • Circulation problems
  • “Runny nose” (respiratory catarrh)
  • Nervousness
  • Plague
  • Trouble sleeping (insomnia).
  • Some women use angelica to start their menstrual periods. Sometimes this is done to cause an abortion.
  • increasing urine production
  • improving sex drive
  • stimulating the production and secretion of phlegm
  • killing germs.

Some people apply angelica directly to the skin for:

  • Nerve pain (neuralgia)
  • Joint pain (rheumatism)
  • Skin disorders.
  • In combination with other herbs, angelica is also used for treating premature ejaculation.


  • Angelica root might work in premature ejaculation by increasing the threshold of vibrations and senses received by the penis.


  • Angelica seems to be safe when used in food amounts, although Canada does not allow the Archangelica species as food ingredients. There isn’t enough information to know if angelica is safe when taken by mouth in medicinal amounts.
  • Angelica root seems to be safe for most adults when used as a cream, short-term.
  • If you take angelica, wear sunblock outside, especially if you are light-skinned. Angelica might make your skin more sensitive to sunlight.
  • Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Angelica may not be safe when taken by mouth during pregnancy. It’s suggested that angelica can cause uterine contractions, and this could threaten the pregnancy.
  • There isn’t enough information about the safety of taking angelica if you are breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side, and don’t use it.

Other Names

American Angelica, Angélica, Angelica acutiloba, Angelica archangelica, Angelica atropurpurea, Angelica curtisi, Angelica Dahurica, Angelica officinalis, Angelica sylvestris, Angelicae Dahuricae, Angelicae Dahuricae Radix, Angelicae Fructus, Angelicae Herba, Angelicae Radix, Angelica sylvestris, Angelicae, Angélique, Angélique Archangélique, Angélique Cultivée, Angélique de Bohème, Angélique des Jardins, Angélique Médicinale, Angélique Officinale, Angélique Sauvage, Angélique Vraie, Archangelica officinalis, Archangélique, Bai Zhi, Dang Gui (Angelica root), Du Huo, Garden Angelica, European Angelica, Herbe aux Anges, Herbe du Saint-Esprit, Japanese Angelica, Racine du Saint Esprit, Radix Angelicae, Radix Angelicae Dahuricae, Radix Angelicae Pubescentis, Root of the Holy Ghost, Wild Angelica, Wild Parsnip.


Source: WebMD, “Angelica”,

Also See: Dong Quai

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