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What Is Angelica Used For?

Angelica ( Angelica archangelica ) is a perennial herb that is commonly used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of ailments. The most commonly used part of the plant is the root, which is typically harvested in the fall. The root is rich in essential oils, which contain compounds such as angelicin, angelic acid, and ligustilide. These compounds have anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, and expectorant properties. Angelica is commonly used for respiratory conditions such as bronchitis, asthma, and coughing. It is also known to be a natural diuretic, which means it can help increase urine output and reduce the risk of kidney stones and urinary tract infections. Additionally, the plant has been used to stimulate appetite, improve digestion, and relieve constipation. Angelica is also known for its ability to regulate hormones, which makes it an effective treatment for menstrual cramps, heavy periods, and hot flashes. It is also used in the culinary arts as a flavoring agent for lique