Angelica root

Angelica root

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Angelica roots have long been praised through the centuries for their magical healing properties.

In fact, it has often been said that Archangel Michael himself told people of its existence and use it as a form of medicine. Angelica Archangelica is more commonly known as garden angelica, Holy Ghost plant, archangel root, wild celery, wild parsnip, dead nettle, masterwort, or simply just angelica root.

In northern Europe, festivities and celebrations are held on the feast day of the Archangel, when the use of the root was allegedly discovered or divulged to humans. On this day, the root itself is also celebrated for its strong defensive properties and ability to ward off evil and witchcraft. In Nordic countries, the Angelica root was also used as a strong tranquilizer.

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Medical uses

Today, the Angelica root is still highly regarded as an effective form of treatment for several illnesses which include stomach pain, ulcers, heartburn, menstrual cramps, indigestion, arthritis, and relieves discomfort arising from colds.

The root can be made into an aromatic and bitter tonic that supports these and several other illnesses. Its tonic will increase the production of gastric juices that aid in proper digestion.  It is also used in East India as an appetite inducer to treat illnesses like anorexia nervosa.

Magical uses

The roots are also said to be a powerful guardian and healer and provide strength, especially to women. Angelica roots are commonly used to protect the bearer from evil and attract good luck, especially for health and family matters. If you are concerned with the protection of your child, try placing a white flannel bag containing the Angelica root and anointed with blessing oil near the baby to ward of different evils such as illnesses and bad luck. Alternatively, you can place angelica root along with a few lavender flowers with peaceful home oil in a blue flannel bag to attract peace in your

By Florance Saul
Aug 29, 2012