Botanical Name(s): Angelica Archangelica
Popular Name(s): Garden Angelica. Archangelica officinalis, Wild Celery, Masterwort and Dang Gui (China)
Parts Used: Root, Leaves and Seeds Habitat: It is native to North America, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.
Habitat: It is native to North America, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.
Description: The roots of the Common Angelica are long and spindle-shaped, thick and fleshy - large specimens weighing sometimes as much as three pounds and are beset with many long, descending rootlets. The flowers, small and numerous, yellowish or greenish in color, are grouped into large, globular umbels.
Uses: Angelica is largely used in the grocery trade, as well as for medicine, and is a popular flavoring for confectionery and liqueurs. The herb is also used to combat digestive problems, gastric ulcers, anorexia, and migraines.