Herb latin name: Angelica glauca
Medicinal use of Angelica glauca:The plant is used as a cordial stimulant in the treatment of dyspepsia and constipation.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Usually found amongst scrub on humus-rich soils, 2000 - 3200 metres.
Edible parts of Angelica glauca:The root is aromatic and is used as a food flavouring.
Other uses of the herb:The dried roots contain about 1.3% essential oil.
Propagation of Angelica glauca: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 the herb:Usually found amongst scrub on humus-rich soils, 2000 - 3200 metres.
Known hazards of Angelica glauca: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.