ANGELICA

NAME : ANGELICA

GAELIC NAME : 

LATIN NAME : Angelica Archangelica.

COMMON / FOLK NAMES : European Angelica, Garden Angelica, Archangel, Masterwort.

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 pinnate.

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 August.

PROPERTIES : Appetiser, Carminative, Expectorant, Stimulant, Stomachic, Tonic.

MAGICAL PROPERTIES

GENDER : Masculine.
PLANET : Sun.
ELEMENT : Fire.
ASSOCIATED DEITIES : Dadga, Danu, Diancecht, Lugh, Manannan Mac Lir, MedbÁine
POWERS : Exorcism, Protection, Healing, Visions.

RITUAL USES

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.

MAGICAL USES

Grown, the plant is protective. Use in all protection and exorcism incenses. 

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.

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