Also known as
Angelica archangelica, Garden Angelica, Great Angelica, and Wild Parsnip.
Angelica is the European cousin of the more familiar dong-quai. A graceful flowering plant related to carrots, dill, and fennel, angelica is found as far north as Nunavut and Lapland and as far south as Syria and South Carolina. The plant has an intense yet sweet aroma more like carrots than like dill or fennel.
Psoralens, bergapten, beta-sitosterol, coumarins, limonene, umbelliferone.
As a tea, in capsules and as an herbal extract.
Avoid excessive exposure to sunlight if using angelica oil. Do not take angelica and eat celeriac (celery root) as a vegetable if you tend to sunburn. The safety of angelica for pregnant women and nursing mothers has not been established and its use is not recommended.
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