Angelica Root Cut Dried - Herbal Collection - 100 g
Angelica Root Cut Dried ( Angelica archangelica ) - 100 g
Angelica root (Angelica archangelica) is a tall, perennial herb native to Europe and parts of Asia. The dried and cut root has been used for centuries to prepare a tisane, which is believed to possess various benefits, properties, and traditional uses:
Digestive aid: Angelica root tisane has been traditionally used to improve digestion, alleviate stomach cramps, reduce bloating, relieve symptoms of indigestion, and stimulate appetite.
Respiratory support: The herb has been used to treat respiratory issues such as coughs, bronchitis, asthma, and sinus congestion, due to its expectorant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Circulatory support: Angelica root is believed to help improve blood circulation, maintain healthy blood pressure levels, and alleviate symptoms related to poor circulation.
Women's health: The herb has been traditionally used to alleviate menstrual cramps and discomfort, as well as to help regulate the menstrual cycle.
Nervous system support: Angelica root tisane is thought to have a calming effect on the nervous system, making it potentially useful for reducing anxiety, stress, and promoting relaxation.
Diuretic properties: The herb has been used as a diuretic, which may help with urinary tract infections, kidney stones, and fluid retention by promoting urine production and flushing out toxins.
Immune system support: Angelica root is believed to have immune-boosting properties due to its antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antiviral effects.
To make angelica root tisane, steep 1-2 teaspoons of dried, cut angelica root in a cup of boiling water for 5-10 minutes. Strain the infusion and drink it as needed for the desired effect.
Please note that pregnant and nursing women, as well as individuals with certain medical conditions, should consult a healthcare professional before using angelica root tisane.
The herb may interact with medications or cause allergic reactions in some individuals.
Additionally, angelica root contains coumarin compounds, which may increase the risk of bleeding when taken in large amounts or with certain medications, such as anticoagulants.
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International Latin denomination
Apiaceae ( Umbelliferae )
Description and habitat
- Beautiful biennial plant reaching 1 m to 2.5 m in height, with a reddish cylindrical stem, hollow, with large bi- or tripinnate leaves
- Flowers grouped in large compound umbels, yellowish green, up to 40 cm in diameter
History and tradition
- It was called Herb of the Holy Spirit because it is said to have saved Milan from the plague in 1510
- Its name comes from the fact that it blooms on Saint Michael the Archangel
- Cazin reports the case of Annibal Camoux, who died in 1759 at the age of 121 years and 3 months, who continually chewed angelica root 
- Another species, Angelica dahurica , is vasorelaxant and antihypertensive 
- The Chinese angelica Angelica sinensis possesses a gynecological tropism
- Underground part (rooting strain)
- Root or fruit essential oil
Dosage forms available
- In infusion of 15 minutes at 20 g/litre, the recommended dose is 250 to 500 ml per day
- That is 5 to 10 grams per day
Main components of the plant
- Essential oil (0.35 to 1.3%) with monoterpene hydrocarbons : alpha-phellandrene and beta-phellandrene , alpha-pinene , etc.
- Coumarins and furanocoumarins : osthenol and osthol , umbelliferone , chromone peucenin-7-methylether ; imperatorine and isoimperatorine
- Flavonoids : Archangelenone ( flavanone )
- Others: sitosterol , phenolic acids ( caffeic acid , chlorogenic acid , ferulic acid ), tannins
Main components of buds or young shoots
Main components of essential oil
- Monoterpene hydrocarbons : alpha-phellandrene and beta-phellandrene 13.5%, alpha-pinene 25%, beta-pinene , sabinene , delta-3-carene , myrcene , limonene 8% 
- Sesquiterpènes (béta-bisabolène, bisabolol, béta-caryophyllène)
- Macrocyclic lactones (7 to 20% in essential oils from Nordic countries  , less abundant in the temperate zone  ) , which give a musky smell:
- 1.8 cineole 14.5% (inconstant)
- Single coumarins and more than 20 furanocoumarins ( bergapten , isoimperatorin , xanthotoxin , angelicin , archangelicin )
- Hexamethylphthalate in fruit essential oil
- Stimulates gastric and pancreatic secretions, cholagogue (bitter aromatic flavor) 
- Appetizer and stomachic, carminative, anti-ulcer
- Spasmolytic of the intestine and trachea of guinea pig, anti-asthmatic 
- Hepatoprotector 
- Anxiolytic ( imperatorine )  ,  ,  , especially the root 
- Antidepressant activity by MAOI effect, inhibition of mono-amine oxidase ( angelicin , bergapten ) 
- Improves memory (in mice)  , improves behavioral and psychological symptoms of certain dementias such as dementia with Lewy bodies ( ferulic acid ) 
- Neuroprotective, improves cognitive impairment induced by lipopolysaccharide and neuroinflammation ( imperatorine ) 
- Would be active on the hypercorticism of the phases of prolonged stress
- Antimicrobial, expectorant, antiseptic
- diuretic, emmenagogue
- Inhibition of platelet aggregation (root extract)
- Calcium antagonist activity greater than that of verapamil by archangelicin  , 
- Radio-protective, protects the mouse from damage caused by gamma radiation  ,  ,  , 
- Cytotoxic on pancreatic cancer ( furanocoumarins ) 
- Cholinesterase inhibition 
Properties of essential oil
- Antimicrobienne (Clostridium difficile, Clostridium perfringens, Enterococcus faecalis, Eubacterium limosum, Peptostreptococcus anaerobius, Candida albicans) 
- The combination (1:1:1) essential oil of Angelica archangelica , phenyl ethyl alcohol and α-terpineol protects against mold and aflatoxin contamination of food products 
- Likely immunostimulatory
- Gut microbiota regulator
- Regulates the menstrual cycle and the female endocrine system (by ambrettolure and pentadecanolure ?)
- The essential oil of certain chemotypes is cytotoxic on breast and pancreatic cancers ( beta-phellandrene ) 
Indications of the whole plant (phytotherapy)
- Gastric dyspepsia and hyposecretions
- Feeling of satiety, flatulence
- Gastrointestinal cramps
- Gastric ulcers, gastritis
- Fibromyalgia 
- Insomnia of nervous origin ( essential oil )
- External route: rubefacient in neuralgia and rheumatism
Indications of the bud (gemmotherapy)
Specific indications of essential oil (aromatherapy)
- Insomnia of nervous origin, depressive syndromes
- Premenstrual syndrome, dysmenorrhea, spaniomenorrhea
- Beta-phellandrene essential oil is cytotoxic on breast cancer and pancreatic cancer
Known or suspected mode of action
- Classic galactogenic herbal tea formula:
- French Pharmacopoeia list A (fruit and underground part)
Possible side effects and precautions for use
- Dermatitis by photosensitization  , but no risk with the infusion due to the low water solubility of furanocoumarins
- Potential interactions with warfarin (angelica root) 
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Store in a cool, dry place, away from light. Keep tightly closed, away from the reach of Children and pets.
Do not exceed the daily dose.
This product is not intended to prevent or cure any form of illness or disease.
If you are pregnant or nursing ; If you have a medical condition or are in the course of medical treatment ; If you are programmed for theater/operation in the near future, please consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product.
This product cannot replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
This product has not been evaluated by the SAHPRA for its quality, safety or intended use.