Angelica – medicinal properties and use in medicine
Angelica (Angélica sylvestris) is a herbaceous biennial or perennial plant belonging to the family Umbelliferae. Root thick, short, stalky, stem erect, fistular, hollow. The leaves are pinnate, to 80 cm long Flower small, white (possibly greenish-yellow or pinkish), consists of a complex of an umbrella. Fruit – dvusemyanka, flattened from the back. wing has marginal ribs. The Angelica has a strong peculiar smell of the rhizomes and stem, the flowering period is from June to August. In early summer, Angelica is used as an edible plant.
Angelica – types and places of growth
Initially, native plants considered to be North of Eurasia. Representatives of this genus are also found in parts of the Northern hemisphere and New Zealand. In Russia dozens of known species of this plant, therefore, in different parts of the country the names can vary. For example, varsenik, Kupari, pismovnik, beams, pipe, dudochka grass, Jagel, digel, digilink, barn, Stolnik, Agil,the sweet trunk, and many others (about 80 species). Ubiquitous in Russia (often in the far East), such species: marsh Angelica, timber, and medicinal. Prefers riverbanks, streams, wet meadows.
Angelica – healing properties
Angelica has many medicinal healing properties associated primarily with acute respiratorydiseases. The list of diseases, symptoms which can be alleviated by using this medicinal herb includes almost all human organs. It’s bronchitis, laryngitis, hepatitis, bloating, stomach cramps, gastritis, gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer, kidney disease. In addition, it is used as expectorant, anthelmintic, antineoplastic, diuretic, antispasmodic. External use of this plant possible in the form of compresses for rheumatism and toothache. Angelica treat this unpleasant disease, as lice. Studies show that the stimulation of estrogen production which causes this plant can be used in gynecology: Angelica forest is able to reduce the pain during critical days in women and facilitate the exit of the placenta in childbirth.
Angelica – dosage forms
For the purpose of manufacture of drugs from plants use roots, stems, fruits. The produced oil of Angelica is used as a tonic, the juice of the roots as a pain reliever for pain in ear and teeth. The roots of the plants are similar in their properties with another close relative – Angelica sylvestris. The fruits should harvested after full maturation occurs, i.e. at the end of the summer. Initially umbrellas must be well dried, and only afterwards collect the seeds. The roots are dug in the first year or after hibernation. Widely used the healing properties of the forest of Chinese Angelica in alternative medicine, as well as in Korea, Vietnam, Japan, Mongolia and Tibet.
Angelica – recipes
In almost all diseases externally and internally used herbal tea: 30 grams of the herb boiled 5 minutes in 30 ml of water, to insist 2 hours, strain. Take 2 tablespoons orally, or for rinsing and baths.
Powder of the roots of dagala take 2-3 times as colitis, gastritis, bloating.
Tea made from Angelica removes toxins during intoxication.
Angelica – contraindications
Angelica is a non-traditional medical facility that is able to cause excitement of the nervous system, so it needs careful application. This herb is dangerous because what causes Photointensity, that is, in large quantities causes negatively react to the body on exposure to sunlight. During pregnancy and diabetes are advised to refrain from treatment.
Angelica – interesting facts
– Wonderful Latin name of Angelica — Angeli its origins angelus means, i.e. an angel. According to mythological legend, the Archangel Michael cured with the help of the phenomenon of root of Angelica plague.
– Oil of Angelica is widely used in perfumery and flavouring gins. It is contained in the composition of the well-known French brands of liqueurs “Benedictine” and “Chartreuse”