December 07, 2022

Angelica 1:1 (Angelica Archagelica)


Angelica is a bitter, warming and invigorating herb that can be used as a remedy for a wide variety of diseases and disorders. Because the herb is bitter, it is primarily used for ailments associated with the digestive system.


*low dose 1.5-5 mls per day, 10-40 mls per week

Parts Used:


Main Actions:

  • Antitussive
  • Aromatic
  • Bitter
  • Carminative
  • Emmenagogue
  • Nervine
  • Stimulant
  • Stomachic
  • Tonic

Key Indications:

  • Female tonic (similar to Dong Quai)
  • Traditional birthing herb (to expel the placenta after birthing)
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Delayed menstruation
  • Colds and coughs – warm and stimulating to the lungs
  • Bitter digestive herb – helps to calm a nervous stomach
  • Dispels gas

Major Safety Issues:

Because of its coumarin content, it may interfere with anticoagulant drugs. Angelica is a strong emmenagogue (a substance that induces menstruation) and should not be taken by pregnant women.