Angelica

Angelica archangelica

Folk names: Herb of Imbolc, The root of the Holy Ghost

WARNING

Fresh Angelica root can be toxic, we do not recommend wildcrafting unless you have expertise.

Planet: Mercury
Element: Air
Gender: Masculine
Sacred among: Indigenous American populations (particularly plains and northeast)
Chakra: Heart

Medicinal Uses

(This information has been collected from Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine as well as The Herbal Academy of New England, it has NOT been confirmed by Licensed Herbalist)

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Anti-fungal

  • Antipyretic

  • Antiseptic

  • Antispasmodic

  • Antithelmintic

  • Carmative

  • Expectorant

  • Diaphoretic

  • Diuretic

  • Emmenagogue

  • Nervine

  • Rubefacient

  • Styptic

  • Alterative

WARNING: Talk to your Doctor/Medical Professional before adding any Supplements, herbal teas, Infusions, etc. ​

Part of the reason that we list Medical Jargin is because many plants can interfere with or even counteract medications we already take or it can exacerbate ailments we already have. 

When talking to your Medical Professional, we suggest asking what "actions" an herb might do to interfere with your health, either positive of negative. For example, if you suffer from heartburn, a Cholagogue which creates more bile may not be advantagous. Too much of a good thing, eh?

Magical Uses

  • Balance

  • Peace

  • Healing

  • Love

  • Passion

  • Sexuality

  • Prosperity

  • Happiness

  • Money

  • Success

  • Protection

  • Hex-related work

  • Sleep

*Bonus: Attracts pollinators, important to so many deities and types of magic