It’s a good day to talk about the health benefits of angelica.
Angelica is an herb that typically grows in the Northern Hemisphere. You can use its flowers, leaves, and roots for different purposes to improve your health.
Here is my list of the health benefits of angelica which I’ve read and collected online.
1. Angelica Contains Antioxidants
Angelica is naturally good for your body because it contains compounds that act as antioxidants.
Antioxidants help fight free radical damages in your body that can lead to different chronic diseases.
If you’re looking for another plant that contains antioxidants, you can also check motherwort. I’ve written an article about motherwort’s health benefits here.
2. Helps Relieve Pain And Swelling
You can use angelica leaves to reduce the pain and swelling caused by arthritis, fractures, and sprains.
It seems that the leaves can produce cataplasm. It’s a soft moist mass that’s used to treat muscle aches, inflammations, and other pains in your body.
3. Angelica Aids With Mouth Sores And Sore Throat
Angelica has antimicrobial properties that can help you with issues in your mouth that are caused by bacteria like some mouth sores.
The same effect also works well with sore throats.
You can chew on the stem of angelica or use angelica extracts and make a solution together with your preferred mouthwash.
4. Has Antispasmodic Properties
Using angelica oil may be able to help you relax and reduce the effects of spasms.
These spasms can be convulsions, coughs, cramps, diarrhea, or nervous afflictions.
5. Angelica Has Antifungal Properties
Besides the antibacterial properties of angelica, it also has qualities to fight fungal infections.
Angelica is one of those herbs that has good antifungal properties.
6. Acts As An Expectorant
Angelica oil can be used to clear out the phlegm in your respiratory tract.
It is also able to fight infections that can cause colds which can help relieve your coughs, congestions in your lungs, and sinusitis.
7. Angelica Helps Reduce Hair Loss
It is said that the regular use of angelica may be able to help you reduce the rate of hair loss that’s caused by different reasons.
It is rich in vitamin E which is good for stimulating the circulation of blood and oxygen in your scalp. In effect, it can encourage the growth of hair and repair of damaged hair cells.
8. Aids In Good Sleep And Anxiety
If you’re having problems sleeping, you can try drinking a cup of angelica tea.
Some will attest that it’s able to calm your mind and lessen the feeling of anxiousness. This can lead to a night of sounder sleep.
This could also be because of the aroma that’s being given off by the angelica herb.
9. Angelica Helps In Detoxification
Specifically, a species of angelica, Dong Quai is rich in biotin, folic acid, and vitamin B12.
These nutrients are important in removing the toxins accumulated in your blood.
10. Assists In Blood Circulation
Besides detoxifying your blood, angelica can also help improve your blood circulation throughout your body.
This is because this herb contains iron that’s used to build red blood cells.
11. Angelica Supports Digestion
Consuming angelica can help improve your digestive system.
It’s able to treat indigestion which can lead to different disorders like heartburn, bloating, and having too much gas.
The carminative effect of Angelica helps you release gas and reduce the feeling of being bloated.
12. Promotes Perspiration
Angelica has sudorific properties. This means that the herb can help you release excess water in your body through perspiration.
This is good for you because it’s one way of removing unwanted water, waste, or toxins out of your body.
I just realized that there are a lot of species of angelica out there. So I’ve decided to just compile everything here.
I think that this herb is fairly uncommon here in the tropics but it’s good to know that there are more herbs out there that are amazing.
My favorite health benefits of angelica will definitely be its quality to fight pain and inflammations. Which one on my list will you benefit the most from angelica?
You should first talk first with your doctor or medical professional before consuming angelica. This is especially if you haven’t tried it before or you’re unfamiliar with it.
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