Herb latin name: Angelica decursiva
Synonyms: Peucedanum decursivum
Medicinal use of Angelica decursiva:Antiseptic, antiarthritic, antispasmodic, carminative, lenitive, stimulant, stomachic, tonic. The root is analgesic, antipyretic, antispasmodic, antitussive, expectorant and stimulant. It is used in the treatment of coughs with thick phlegm, asthma and upper respiratory tract infections.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Grassy places in woods in lowland and hills, C. and S. Japan. Damp soils in China.
Edible parts of Angelica decursiva:Leaves and shoots - cooked. A fragrant aroma.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe since the seed only has a short viability. Seed can also be sown in the spring, though germination rates will be lower. It requires light for germination. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a cold frame for their first winter, planting them out into their permanent positions in the spring. The seed can also be sow in situ as soon as it is ripe.
Cultivation of Angelica decursiva:Grassy places in woods in lowland and hills, C. and S. Japan. Damp soils in China.
Known hazards of Angelica decursiva:All members of this genus contain furocoumarins, which increase skin sensitivity to sunlight and may cause dermatitis.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.