Traditional Usage An infusion is considered to be a good herbal remedy for colds, coughs, wind, colic and rheumatism. Angelica tea relieves stress and tension. A bag of the leaves immersed in the bath will provide a relaxing soak.
Uses Drink the tea to stimulate the appetite, relieve flatulence, and as a diuretic to stimulate kidney action. Also a general tonic for weakness and nervous headache. The tea is supposed to bring on menstruation and dispel afterbirth. The powder of the root is useful to prevent infection when fasting (3/8 tsp. at a time) and a tea or decoction of the root can be useful for stomach and intestinal problems, including ulcers and nervous vomiting. In large doses can have adverse effects on heart, blood pressure and respiration, so use with caution. Externally, a decoction of the root can be used for scabies or itching skin.
Warnings Should be avoided by diabetics.