Angelica Root, Organic 1oz
Latin Name: Angelica archangelica Angelica root acts as an antispasmodic to the smooth muscle tissues. A decoction or a tincture can be used to allay respiratory spasms--this can be beneficial for dry, irritating coughs and asthma. The root also has expectorant properties. A cup of angelica tea (or 30-60 drops of the extract) works effectively to reduce cramping of smooth muscle spasms of the small and large intestines and the uterus. The root can also be used as an emmenogogue to stimulate menses delayed by stress, illness, or exposure to cold. However, angelica consumption should be avoided during pregnancy. **Contraindications: do not consume angelica during pregnancy. Angelica may also cause photosensitivity in some individuals.** This information was written by Christa Sinadinos. It is not meant to diagnose or prescribe. Please consult with your health practitioner for serious health conditions, or before combining herbs with prescription or over-the-counter medications.