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Angel Roots

Updated: Jan 20

Archangelica comes from the Greek word "arkhangelos" (arch-angel), due to the belief that it was the archangel Michael who told of its use as a medicine. From the 10th century on, angelica was cultivated as a vegetable and medicinal plant.

Angelica root, known as the Angel of Herbs, wild celery, and Root of the Holy Ghost, is related to parsley, carrot and fennel. It has natural distribution throughout much of Europe and some parts of Southeast Asia. The name archangelic is a reference to the archangel Michael, who was reportedly informed through a dream, that angelica was an antidote for the plague.

Angelica is a biennial or short-lived perennial plant that belongs to the Apiaceae family, better known as celery, carrot or parsley family.

It can grow up to six feet tall or around 180 cm. The root is thick, fleshy and branched with several small rootlets. The leaves are green, and consisting of three parts. Each part produces three serrated and lobed leaflets.

The flowers are yellow with a hint of green.

Angelica contains vitamin B12, Zinc, Thiamin, Sucrose, Riboflavin, Potassium, Magnesium, Iron, Fructose, Glucose, and many other trace minerals.

It has a warm and sweet flavour profile, similar to carrot or celery, with a slight hint of liquorice. This fragrant herb is often added to teas and seasonings for a celery-like flavour. In the kitchen, it pairs well with fish, pork, poultry, vegetables, yams, rhubarb, both tart and sweet fruits used in baking, plums, currants, fennel, dill, ginger and cloves.

Healing property

  • Planet: Sun

  • Element: Fire

  • Guardian

  • Healing

  • Visions

  • Use as a wash to remove ghosts

  • Strength for women

  • Protects children

  • Peace in Home

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