Angelica Archangelica, root, Αγγελική ρίζα
Angelica archangelica is a native herb of Syria, which gradually spread all over Europe. It loves cold climates hence you will find it abundantly in Scotland, Iceland and Lapland.
Angelica archangelica is also used extensively for treating urinary infection, rheumatism, colic, wind, pleurisy, coughs and colds. It is also recommended for treatment of fever as it acts as a diaphoretic.
It is not indicated for diabetics and pregnant women.
A number of recent studies carried out in China indicate that Angelica archangelica taken immediately following a stroke can decrease significantly the extent of brain damage. It is also sometimes prescribed as a laxative, and remedy for migraines.