Latin name: ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA
Part used: root
Actions: bitter, alterative, expectorant, antispasmodic, carminative, mild nervine, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial
Description: Angelica is one of the only warming bitters that also has a high concentration of volatile oils. This makes it a suitable carminative and warming digestive, helping to stimulate overall digestion, relieve gas, bloating and that full feeling. Helps to expectorate, remove phlegm and relieve coughs and wheezing. Also warms the body helping to relieve certain fevers. Angelica is a warming Qi moving herb that also helps to promote menses and relieve stagnation. It was used as a, “journeying” medicine in ancient times and was burned and smoked to open up the imagination.