Herb latin name: Angelica polymorpha

Family: Umbelliferae

Medicinal use of Angelica polymorpha:

The plant is diuretic, laxative, oxytocic and vasoconstrictor. It is used in the treatment of menstrual irregularities, metrorrhagia, meridian and passageway obstructions, rheumatism, boils and ulcers, traumatic injuries, anaemia, dryness (dehydration) and constipation.

Description of the plant:


150 cm
(5 feet)

Habitat of the herb:

Damp habitats in mountains, C. and S. Japan.

Edible parts of Angelica polymorpha:

Leaves - cooked.

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 polymorpha:

Damp habitats in mountains, C. and S. Japan.

Known hazards of Angelica polymorpha:

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.