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The medication effects of Angelica used in herbal medicine

Date:2011-12-20 click:

 Angelica is used extensively in herbal medicine. Angelica herb is a general-purpose herb that contains a wellspring of vitamins, volatile oils, and minerals. The elderly and children can use it safely to strengthen the heart.; however, caution should be taken with fresh angelica root, which is poisonous when taken internally. 

All portions of this plant can be used medicinally but the roots are commonly used to treat respiratory ailments. A medicinal infusion made from stems, seeds, and root is carminative, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, sedative, stomachic and tonic.
Angelica is used for obstructed menses and should not be taken in large quantities by pregnant women. Angelica is classified as an emmenagogue or substance that stimulates blood flow to the uterus and pelvic area and initiating menstruation. For this reason, pregnant women should never take this herb. 
As a general tonic for the circulatory system, Angelica is effective in lowering blood pressure and increasing body temperature. It is a specific treatment for Buerger's disease, which causes narrowing of the peripheral arteries of the hands and feet.
Angelica has antibacterial properties to fight infections and is frequently used to treat fevers, colds and cough as well as colic.
It has an antibacterial action, preventing the growth of various bacteria. It can be made into a poultice for inflammation and itching.
Also effective in treating digestive ailments, Angelica can be used as a gargle for sore throats. It is used as a medicinal gargle for sore throats and mouths and as a medicinal poultice for broken bones, swellings, itching and rheumatism.
Containing vitamin B-12, magnesium, iron, potassium, zinc, riboflavin, and a host of other minerals, Angelica has beneficial effects on the circulatory and respiratory systems.

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