NAME : ANGELICA
GAELIC NAME :
LATIN NAME : Angelica Archangelica.
COMMON / FOLK NAMES : European Angelica, Garden Angelica, Archangel,
MEDICINAL PART : Rootstock, roots, seeds.
PLACES OF ORIGIN : Europe, Asia. Also cultivated.
HABITAT : Is found in well-watered mountain ravines, on riverbanks, in damp
meadows, and in coastal areas.
DESCRIPTION : European angelica is a biennial or perennial plant. The stem is
round, grooved, hollow, branched near the top tinged with blue, and 3 to 7 feet high. It
grows from a brown to red-brown rootstock that has a spicy, agreeable odour and a taste
that is sweet at first, then bitter and sharp. The leaves grow from dilated sheaths that
surround the stem, the lower ones large and bi- or tri-pinnate, the upper ones small and
FLOWERING PERIOD : The plant bears greenish-white flowers in large, terminal,
compound umbels, from which comes a honey-like odour. The flowering time is June to
PROPERTIES : Appetiser, Carminative, Expectorant, Stimulant, Stomachic, Tonic.
GENDER : Masculine.
PLANET : Sun.
ELEMENT : Fire.
ASSOCIATED DEITIES :
Mac Lir, Medb, Áine
POWERS : Exorcism, Protection, Healing, Visions.
For Exorcism use while calling upon Manannan Mac Lir. For protection use while
calling upon Dadga, Danu or Manannan Mac Lir. For healing use while calling upon
Diancecht, Lugh or Áine. For visions use while calling upon Medb.
Grown, the plant is protective. Use in all protection and exorcism
Sprinkle the four corners of the house with Angelica to ward off evil, or do
this around the perimeter of the house.
Added to the bath Angelica removes curses, hexes
and any spells that may have been cast against you.
Angelica is also used in healing
incenses, mixtures and smoking the leaves is said to cause visions.