Uses: Angelica tea has traditionally been used by both Native
Americans and Europeans as a general tonic, to treat the congestion
of colds, for digestive upsets such as colic and heartburn, as an
appetite stimulant and as a general sedative.
Poultices of Sagebrush
(Artemesia tridentata) and
Angelica were used to relieve swelling and pain. Angelica is used
in lotions to relieve rheumatism, help heal wounds and stop itching.
The tea is used to relieve
This herb is also used
to cleanse the lungs and has been used to treat colds, persistent
coughs, bronchitis and emphysema.
The fresh leaves may
be crushed to release the aromatic oils. This scent is thought to
help to prevent carrsickness.
The powdered root sprinkled
onto the surface may help dry a resistant weeping wound or skin
Candied Angelica, used
in decorating cakes and candies, is made from the stem.