Angelica

Angelica archangelica

Herb of Imbolc, The root of the Holy Ghost

Native to

Likely Syria

A majority of the Witchlist's Garden include naturalized species that now live across the globe, for history's sake we include it's nativity.

Parts Used

  • Seed

  • Leaf

  • Stem

  • Root

Not recommended for wildcrafting simply because of its many dangerous doppelgängers.

Medicinal Actions

Note: When considering the Medicinal properties, do not forget that the species, application, and parts used are critical.

  • Alterative: Potentially aids in the alteration of the course of an illness

  • Anti-inflammatory: Reduces inflammation/swelling

  • Anti-fungal: Stops or slows the spread of fungi

  • Antipyretic: Reduces fever

  • Antiseptic: Stops the growth of disease-spreaders

  • Antispasmodic: Relieves involuntary movements such as ticks and siezures (Note: many antispasmodics have the opposite effect depending on your neurology, consult your doctor).

  • Antithelmintic: Destroys parasites

  • Carminative: Relieves... gas... Farts, specifically.

  • Diaphoretic: Makes you sweat

  • Diuretic: Makes you pee

  • Emmenagogue: Stimulates menstruations

  • Expectorant: Promotes the secretion of the gunk in your respritory system, typically used to treat coughs

  • Nervine: literally calms the nerves

  • Rubefacient: Causes redness in your skin

  • Styptic: Stops the flow of blood when applied to a wound

Divinities & Mythos

  • Brigid (Gaelic)

Holidays

  • Imbolc or Saint Brigid's Day (Gaelic, Wiccan)

  • Marks spring's beginning: February 1 sunset to Feb. 2 sunset

Plant Energies

Over the course of millenia, various religions, physical sciences, diviners and star gazers, etc. have come to assign energies. This is perfectly synopsized by JD Walker in A Witch's Guide to Wildcraft:

Plants can be hot, cold, wet, or dry. They are assigned to or governed by one of seven (or nine [by including the Moon and Sun], depending on your outlook) heavenly bodies. People assigned these characteristics based on where a plant grew, what it looked like, and what effect it had on the humans and animals that came in contact with the plant.

  • Planet(s): Mercury

  • Element: Air

  • Gender: Masculine

  • Chakra: Heart

Warning: Wildcrafting

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

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Magical Properties

  • Balance

  • Happiness

  • Healing

  • Hex-Breaking

  • Love

  • Money

  • Passion

  • Peace

  • Prosperity

  • Protection

  • Sexuality

  • Sleep

  • Success

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 advantageous. Too much of a good thing, eh?