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ANGELICA

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ANGELICA

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Angelica archangelica. N.O. Umbelliferae.

Synonym ► Garden Angelica.

Habitat ► Marshes and watery places generally.

Features ► Stem up to five feet high ; erect, shiny, striated. Leaves lanceolate, serrate, terminal leaflet lobed. Umbels globular. Root fleshy, aromatic, much branched below.

Part used ► Root, herb, seed.

Action ► Carminative, stimulant, expectorant, diaphoretic, diuretic.

Infusion of 1 ounce herb to 1 pint boiling water. Dose, a wineglassful frequently. Used in coughs, colds, urinary disorders. The sweetmeat known as candied angelica is made by preserving the dried leaf stalks with sugar.

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