Angelica Plant

Chinese, Japanese, European.....

There are several species of the angelica plant. Some are cultivated, and some grow wild. When looking for angelica, it is important to determine the end use of the plant prior to selection. This article should help you decide which type of angelica herb you are after.
Each of the plant species have different medicinal qualities and are used in different herbal remedies and for specific treatment of certain womens conditions.

If you are looking for an ornamental plant for your garden, any of the species of Angelica will give you a nice display of large white flower heads from May to August in a zone 7 or warmer garden.

Angelica Plant

In the US and Europe, Angelica is mostly cultivated to be used as a flavouring, It has a liquorice type flavour and is used in both alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages and to flavour liquors and vermouth, ice cream, candy and desserts.

It does best in part sun, and likes to have it’s roots damp. You can often see it growing wild in parts of North America in ditches and along river beds. It is easily recognizable from the flower heads which can be as large as 8-12 inches across.

Angelica does not make a good cut flower (I tried!!), the small flowers will make a big mess as they drop very quickly from the cut stem.

If you are looking for medicinal Angelica or Angelica for herbal remedies, you need to look for the Chinese or Japanese Angelica. Chinese Angelica is also known as Dong Quai and its Latin name is Angelica Sinensis. The Japanese variety has similar qualities and it called Angelica Acutiloba. It is the roots or rhizomes of these two varieties of Angelica that are used in herbal medicine.

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