Angelica, consists of many species, but Angelica Sinensis scientifically Angelica Acutiloba, is from Apiaceae (carrot) family. It is indigenous plant of China and is found in high altitude mountains in China, Japan and Korea. It is known as Dang Qui in Chinese meaning 'Queen of Herbs' and is regarded 'Female Ginseng'. The yellowish brown root of the plant is a well-known Chinese medicine used over thousands of years. It is now also dealt as a food supplement but the whole plant is used for various medicinal purposes such as to treat and prevent various ailments and infections, to get rid of toxins and to boost wellbeing.
Effective as an antioxidant and anti-radiation, and cleanses toxins, free-radicals and infections
Works as tonic and energy booster
Helps improve women's health by addressing problems of reproductive organs including menopause and treating uterine and ovarian cancer
Contributes to healthy pregnancy and prevents miscarriage
Strengthens circulatory system, lowers lipids, works as anti-platelet coagulation, promotes red and white blood cells, treats anemia and lowers high blood pressure
Improves immune system and helps hormonal balance
Assists in treating cancer, tumor and asthma
Improves liver and kidney function.
Effective in treating inflammatory diseases such as arthritis
Helps maintain digestive system and fight digestive diseases, acidity and diarrhea
Relieves pain and helps in treating vertigo, depression and bone problems
Macronutrients: Amino acids, Carbohydrates such as Sucrose, Fructose and Glucose;
Micronutrients: Vitamins A, B1, B2 and B12, and Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium and Zinc; and
Phytochemicals: Phytoestrogens, Polysaccharides, Flavonoids, Adenine, Linoleic Acid, Valeric oil and Antioxidants like Angelicide, Angelicin, Angelic Acid and Ligustilides; and many more …
Angelica is good for men and women, but best suits women. It slows blood clotting when consumed together with garlic and ginger if bleeding is continuing. It is advised to consult a food supplement expert or a medical professional for precautions and dosage although individuals can set their own choices based on their specific nature and need.