Angelica archangelica
Angelica archangelica


Angelica archangelica is an herb that grows up to 250 cm tall. The root, seed, leaf, and fruit have been used historically in Nordic folk medicine.

Angelica archangelica contains chemicals that might kill cancer cells and fungus, reduce anxiety, and settle the stomach.

People use Angelica archangelica for indigestion, quitting smoking, excessive urination at night, decline in memory and thinking skills, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
When taken by mouth: Angelica archangelica is commonly consumed in foods. There isn't enough reliable information to know if Angelica archangelica is safe as a medicine. Angelica archangelica might make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Wear sunblock if you use it.

When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if Angelica archangelica is safe or what the side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if Angelica archangelica is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.


There is interest in using Angelica archangelica for a number of purposes, but there isn't enough reliable information to say whether it might be helpful.
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Dosing & administration

There isn't enough reliable information to know what an appropriate dose of Angelica archangelica might be. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult a healthcare professional before using.

Interactions with pharmaceuticals

It is not known if Angelica archangelica interacts with any medicines. Before taking Angelica archangelica, talk with your healthcare professional if you take any medications.

Interactions with herbs & supplements

There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.

Interactions with foods

There are no known interactions with foods.

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Per capsule:
  • Angelica gigas (Angelica)
  • Cynanchum wilfordii
  • Phlomis umbrosa
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