Garden Angelica

Garden Angelica

According to legend, this herb was revealed in a dream by an angel to cure the plague, hence the name Angelica, and its nickname, Archangel. All parts of the plant were believed effective against evil spirits and witchcraft, and at one time it was held in such esteem that it was called ‘The Root of the Holy Ghost.’ Generally cultivated in the United Kingdom and France, Angelica grows in damp soil near rivers and streams as a tall, stocky, aromatic plant with large white flowers. While commonly prescribed by herbalists internally to detoxify the blood by boosting the lymphatic system, Angelica is also great to use externally to address pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis, nerve damage, and muscle impingement.

-Michele C.

Lead LMT – Dragontree PDX

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