Product Description - Starwest Botanicals Organic Angelica C/S Bulk 1lb.
Organic Angelica Root C/S
Organic Angelica is an herb known variously as garden angelica, Holy Ghost and wild celery is native to Scandinavia and Finland and can also be found in the Faroe Islands, Iceland and Greenland, where it was likely introduced by Viking travelers over a thousand years ago. Organic angelica is actually a member of the carrot family, which also includes parsnip and spices such as cumin, parsley, coriander, dill and fennel. It the bears a superficial likeness to its domestic relative, garden celery.
Interestingly, angelica has been used historically by Native Americans as well as European pagans to ward off evil spirits.
Organic angelica is completely edible, and is a popular ingredient in Scandinavian cooking as well as spirituous liquors of that region such as akvavit. In traditional herbal therapy, organic angelica has been used as an analgesic and to strengthen the immune system against bacterial, viral and even fungal infections.
Dried organic angelica root can retain its medicinal properties for several years if kept in a tightly-sealed, air-tight container. The best method of taking this substance is to add a cup of boiling water to one teaspoon of the dried root and allow to steep for at least fifteen minutes.
Medicinal uses of organic angelica have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration; therefore, no claims or promises can be made or are implied about the effectiveness of use of angelica. Organic herbs should be used for therapeutic only under the guidance of a licensed herbalist or naturopathic doctor.
Botanical Name: Angelica archangelica
Description: 1 lb. of Organic Angelica Root Cut & Sifted (C/S)
Common Names: Dang-kuei or dang-qui, dong quai in China.
Common Uses: Angelica is largely used in the grocery trade, as well as for medicine, and is a popular flavouring for confectionery and liqueurs. The appreciation of its unique flavour was established in ancient times when saccharin matter was extremely rare. The use of the sweetmeat may probably have originated from the belief that the plant possessed the power of averting or expelling pestilence.
Qualities & Properties: Appetizer, carminative, expectorant, stimulant, stomachic, tonic
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