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Angelica Root: Nature’s Wellness Herb and How to Use It

21st March 2024, Christoph Klinger

Angelica Root: Nature’s Wellness Herb and How to Use It

If you’re wondering what angelica root can be used for and whether it really can help with health and wellness, read this guide to find out.

This herb originally came from China. Today, this herb is available across Asia and Europe as well.

Below, we’ve included examples of how to use angelica root:

Traditional medicine

Angelica root has historically been used for digestive problems, circulation issues, anxiety, liver detoxification and hormonal balance.

Culinary uses

Angelica root is used in the production of gin and other spirits. The leaves can also be candied for use as a garnish or decoration.

Potential health benefits

Many people are intrigued by this natural ingredient due to its suggested wellness benefits.

The supposed ‘miracle’ ingredient contained within angelica root is a compound called ligustilide.

It is believed that ligustilide contains a number of benefits, including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. It may also help reduce cholesterol levels, improve cardiovascular health and reduce the risk of stroke.

Angelica archangelica was used in traditional medicine for various conditions like indigestion, quitting smoking, rheumatoid arthritis and women’s health issues. It contains chemicals that might have anti-cancer properties and reduce anxiety.

Safety precautions

People who are trying to conceive, pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid angelica root supplements due to potential risks.

Angelica might make the skin more sensitive to sunlight when applied topically.

While this plant has a long history of use in traditional medicine, scientific evidence supporting its various uses is limited. It is essential to consult a healthcare professional before using supplements to ensure safety and appropriate usage.

Visit the Mimea website to learn more about angelica root and purchase this ingredient in various quantities.

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