There are different species of Angelica that are used as Angelica Herbs.
Before purchasing angelica, you need to first determine what you will be using it for.
There are Angelica species cultivated in China, Japan, Europe and North America. The qualities and traits of these species are different.
If you are looking for a herb to treat womens conditions, such as PMS, painful cramps, reduce symptoms of menopause, ensure a healthy pregnancy, make giving birth as easy as possible, then you are looking for the Chinese Angelica, also known as Dong Quai or Angelica Sinensis. The Japanese variety, Angelica acutiloba has similar herbal qualities.
If you are looking for a herb for use as flavouring in desserts, liquors, and cooking, you are looking for the European or North American varieties of Angelica. North American Angelica is also know as Angelica autropupurea, and the European variety is also known as Angelica archangelica. Both of these varieties are widely used in cooking and flavorings.
The Japanse and Chinese varieties of Angelica have other properties besides treating womens symptoms, it is also used in Chinese Medicine to treat the following conditions:
Anti Allergy Treatments
Lower Blood Pressure
One of the easiest to use forms of Angelica is an extract or tincture. You can add the extract to your favorite cup of herbal tea and get all the benefits above.
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