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Angelica is reported to have antispasmodic, perspiring, decongestive, aromatic, diuretic as well as locally anti-inflammatory attributes. It is particularly used in cases of catarrh, elevation, psychogenic asthma, bloating in stomach-[elevation], anorexia nervosa, rheumatic diseases, peripheral vassal diseases and in cases of pleurisy and bronchitis as well as bronchitis combined with vassal insufficiency. It has also been used in cases of loss of appetite and indigestion as heartburns and bloating stomach.

Kouvatsos Philippos Clinical dietician-nutritionist

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The latin name of the herb is Angelika Arcchangelika and it belongs to Umbelliferae family. It is found in abundance in wet areas, gorges and along the edge of creeks. It is about a perennial plant whose height can be higher than 2 meters. Its root is spindle-shaped, thick, fleshy, covered with dark nerve fibre in the external part, and with white nerve fibres in the internal part. Its leaves are big and compound, with a light green colour double or triple. The size of the leaves is getting smaller towards the upper part of the plant.

Discovered in middle Ages, Angelica was used for many reasons. Benedictine liquor owes its discreet perfume to this herb. In the past, candies were made by its sprouts or its root. Traditionally, they were thought to be beneficiary to fight infections and also they gave energy.

The roots and the leaves for the herb are used for therapeutic reasons. Herb stalks and seeds are used in pastry making.

Its root is being collected the first autumn of its lifetime, while its leaves are being collected in June. Angelica contains essential oils (including flandrin and pinene, angelica acid, coumarin compounds bitter elements and tannin.

It acts as antiflatulent, anticonvulsant, expectorant, diuretic and sudorific. Angelica is used as cough expectorant, to face bronchitis, pleurisy, especially in the case that they are accompanied with fever, cold or flu. Its leaves can be used as compress to cure chest inflammations.

Its content to antiflatulent oil explains why it is used to ease intestinal colic and bloating. As peptic herb stimulates appetite, so we can use it to fight anorexia nervosa. It helps to ease rheumatoid inflammation and cystitis where it acts as an urinary antiseptic.

As for bronchial problems, it can be combined with coltsfoot and white horehound. In order to cure indigestion, bloating and anorexia nervosa it can be combined with chamomile.

It is prepared as a herb tea. In order to prepare it, we add a teaspoonful to a cup of water and we boil it in low fire for two minutes. We remove it from fire and we leave it to cold for 15 minutes. We drink one cup every three hours.


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