Angelica is a common ingredient in herbal teas, though finding a pure Angelica Herbal Tea is not an easy thing to do. You pretty much have to brew your own from the angelica herb.
Angelica is also known as Dong Quai in Chinese medicine and has been used in traditional Chinese remedies for female related problems for 1000’s of years. Often blended with other Chinese and western herbs, you may be drinking angelica tea and not even know it! The angelica that we are talking of in this article is Chinese Angelica or Angelica sinensis, there are other types and varieties, you can read more about them here at our Angelica Sinensis article.
Many of the PMS Teas, Menopause Tea, and Pregnancy Tea recipes call for angelica as one of the main ingredients. It has some qualities that make it useful in treating PMS and menopause specific problems. Here are a few of the qualities of Angelica.
Reduce Blood Pressure
Mild Pain Killer
You can buy angelica sinensis as a dried herb online or in most health food stores. It may be offered for sale under the name Dong Quai, so if you can’t find Angelica sinensis, look for Dong Quai.
The key is to find a fresh source. Old herbs never make a nice cup of herbal tea. One of my favourite places to get the best deal for herbs is ebay, and when shopping for Angelica, they have some great deals. Here is what is being auctioned right now. Have a look, you may just find an awesome deal that you can’t pass up.
For tips on storing Angelica dried herb, here are a few.
Air tight container
Glass Jars with a screw on lid are best
Store out of sunlight
Do not let moisture get to the herb
These herb storing tips will get you the longest life out of your dried Angelica.
Angelica Herbal Tea - Tea Bags
Sometimes you can't find angelica herb available. There are many suppliers that offer angelica or dong quai tea online and it is quite inexpensive. Get all the benefits of Angelica Tea in a convenient tea bag.
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