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Angelica, Angelica archangelica
Parts used: Leaves and root.
Constituents: Volatile oil; phellandrene, pinene, linalool, borneol, Bitter furanocoumarins; psoralens and bergapten, Angelic acid and Valerianic acid, Vitamin E, calcium.
Actions: Expectorant, Diaphoretic, Carminative, Digestive tonic, Antispasmodic, Diuretic.
Indications:
Coughs/colds, psychogenic asthma, pleurisy, respiratory catarrh, bronchitis.
Flatulent/nervous dyspepsia, indigestion/persistent pain, colic, bloating and gurgling, mucusy stools.
Amenorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea, pms with weepiness/depression, retained placenta.
Herbal extract: 5-25mL per week.
Energetics: Warm, bitter, sweet, pungent, astringent. Dosha: VK- P+.
Meridians: lung, spleen, large intestine.
Caution: Diabetes and pregnancy (stimulates uterus).