Angelica is a genus of plants and herbs that’s often used in traditional medicine.
The roots and other parts of both of these plants are used in traditional and herbal medicine. The scent of Angelica is musky, earthy or herbaceous. It has a strong unique smell due to its aromatic compounds content.
Angelica is most at times used in the production of Gin and other spirits and the leaves can also be used as a garnish or as a decoration.
Angelica provides so many health benefits to our wellbeing. This includes:
1. Healing of wounds.
Angelica promote the healing of diabetic foot wounds by the creation of new blood vessels.
2.Relief of menopausal hot flashes
Angelica root used is the management of menopausal symptoms and other female hormonal issues.
As the decreasing levels of serotonin in the body can contribute to menopausal hot flashes, angelica root may help maintain or increase circulating levels of serotonin thereby reducing the severity and frequency of hot flashes.
Angelica decrease inflammation, prevent further joint damage and promote cartilage repair in osteoarthritis. It decrease inflammatory response and reduces joint pain. It provide protection against osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
Angelica roots helps to reduce anxiety. its extract induces relaxation and decreased anxious behaviors.
Angelica contains two powerful phytochemicals namely angelicin and imperatorin. This phytochemicals provides anticancer or anti-tumor benefits to humans.
The compound imperatorin found in angelica exhibit antiviral activity by fighting viruses which causes digestive illness.
Angelica roots essential oils can kill disease causing bacteria like staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli.
Nevertheless, Angelica is used for heartburn , loss of appetite, stroke, dementia, circulation problems, runny nose, fever, plague, and trouble sleeping.
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