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.