Angelica is a medicinal plant with incredible medicinal properties. We discover some home remedies to enjoy its most important qualities.
The angelica is a medicinal plant native to Europe and is effective for preparing various beneficial remedies to cure various ailments. Among its most important properties we find that it is carminative, expectorant, diuretic, antispasmodic, stimulant, and also acts as a stomach tonic.
This medicinal plant belongs to the Umbelliferae family. This plant is commonly known as Herb of Angels. And among its different active principles we can mention the following: essential oil (which contains phelandrene and feed), angelic acid, coumarone, tannins and also different bitter principles that make it a digestive medicinal plant and useful for liver care.
Angelica is effective in treating the following conditions: colds, flu, bronchitis, and fever that accompany colds or flu . In addition, due to its carminative properties, it is effective for cases of flatulence, or intestinal colic.
Angelica is also used as an appetite stimulant , being ideal for cases in which there is anorexia nervosa. Being a plant with diuretic properties, it is ideal for eliminating fluids, purifying the kidneys, in case of cystitis. Angelica is also indicated for cases of arthritis and rheumatism.
To prepare the natural remedies, the following parts of the plant are used, such as the leaves, seeds, stem, and the root. Angelica seeds are used to flavor jams, compotes, they are also used in pastries and candies.
Herbal liqueurs and gin are flavored with the oil from its seeds. Angelica essential oil cannot be ingested as it is toxic, so it is only used for external use, it is ideal for cases of arthritis and rheumatic inflammations.
How to prepare natural remedies with angelica:
Angelica root decoction for flatulence and gas colic
We will prepare this decoction with a teaspoon of angelica root and a cup of mineral water.
We put the water and the angelica root in a heater on the fire to bring it to a boil. Once it starts to boil, we reduce the heat and boil for 2 minutes.
Remove from the heat, cover and let it rest for 15 minutes. We strain the preparation and when it is warm we will take it.
We can take a cup of this preparation 3 times a day after meals.
Angelica root infusion to stimulate appetite
This infusion of angelica is ideal for situations in which the appetite has decreased, when we are in appetent.
We will prepare the infusion with a teaspoon of angelica root and a cup of mineral water.
Boil the water and once it starts to boil add the angelica root, let it boil for about 3 minutes. We remove from heat and cover. We let the infusion rest for 10 minutes. Strain the infusion and let it warm to drink.
We can have a cup three times a day, half an hour before meals.
As long as the recommended or recommended therapeutic doses are taken, angelica does not present risks, on the other hand its use and consumption is contraindicated in the cases detailed below:
- People who are allergic or who have presented intolerance to the plants of the Umbelliferae family.
- During the pregnancy period.
- During the lactation period.
- In children under 12 years of age.
- In case of diabetes.
While we are undergoing some angelica treatment, we must avoid exposure to the sun, since angelica is a photosensitizer and increases the effects of sunlight.