Angelica

Angelica  

 

Synonyms:   Garden Angelica. Archangelica officinalis.

Parts Used: 

root,

leaves,

seeds.  

 

Magical Properties:  

An explanation of the name of this plant is that it blooms on the day of Michael the Archangel (May 8, old style), and is on that account a preservative against evil spirits and witchcraft: all parts of the plant were believed efficacious against spells and enchantment. It was held in such esteem that it was called ‘The Root of the Holy Ghost.’ Use in Ritual work of purification and protection of the home and family. 

Medicinal Properties:  

Angelica is a good remedy for colds, coughs, pleurisy, wind, colic, rheumatism and diseases of the urinary organs, though it should not be given to patients who have a tendency towards diabetes, as it causes an increase of sugar in the urine.

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