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Angelica archangelica


Also known as: Dong Quai; Root of the Holy Ghost

Plant folklore: The plant was originally revealed by an angel as a cure for the bubonic plague. Used to treat menstrual problems and to counteract hot flushes in the menopause. A protection against contagion and for purifying the blood and for curing practically ever conceivable malady!
Widely used in China,
Blooms on Michael the Archangel’s day, and so protects against evil spirits and witchcraft of all sorts.
Creates a “disgust for spiritous liquors” so is used to treat alcoholism.
Tied round the necks of children to protect from harm.

Factual info: High doses or regular use can produce photosensitivity.

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Interesting it was use for the plague, the Chinese are very knowledgeable in plants and natural cures. Also interesting about hot flushes for woman .

22 Nov, 2009


I don't think that today's children would let you do that! lol.

22 Nov, 2009


Interesting about photosensitivity. I go for aromatherapy every month and my practitioner tells me sometimes to keep out of the sun - depending on what oils she uses. She doesn't use this though lol

24 Nov, 2009

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