The root stalks, leaves and fruit contain carminative, An agent that prevents or relieves gas in the intestinal tract, in infants it may help in the treatment of colic. Herbalists claim it has attributes of a stimulant, diaphoretic, stomachic, tonic and expectorant. Also used to treat colds, coughs, pleurisy, rheumatism and diseases of the bladder and urinary tract.
Angelica is good for some ailments and not so good for other health issues. It is not recommended for continuous use over extended periods of time.
Angelica should not be used by diabetics or pregnant women. Do not take with blood thinning medicines.
Angelica is generally recognized as safe by the FDA, but in animal studies, some of the chemical compounds in Angelica that cause light sensitivity have also been found to cause cancer and cell damage. The essential oil of Angelica contains safrole, which is a known carcinogen.
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