Angelica Root

From our list of ailments, see what Angelica Root can be used for:

  • Gas Flatulence
  • Ulcers

Natural Remedies using Angelica Root

Anticoagulant coumarins may interact with anticoagulant therapy, additively or synergistically, or perhaps even antagonistically. Angelica and root oils reported to cause photodermatosis and phototoxicity, respectively. Root oil should be limited to 7800 ppm in skin products when the skin is to be exposed to UV. Root Oil LD50 = 2200 mg/kg orl mouse; LD50 = 1160 mg/kg orl rat (CAN); toxic in rats 1870 mg/kg (BIS); LD50 = >5000 mg/kg top. rabbit (CAN). We may extend to all apiaceous oils Bisset’s comments on celeryseed oil, ‘The drug is contraindicated in inflammation of the kidneys,” since apiaceous EOs may increase the inflammation as a result of epithelial irritation (BIS). Bergapten is a suspected carcinogen. Angelica root, reportedly abortifacient, should not be used in ‘pregnancy and lactation in amounts exceeding those used in foods” (CAN). Canadians list ‘as an unacceptable non-medicinal ingredient for oral use products” (AHP). Do not use if fever, chills, headache, thirst, sweating, and a rapid pulse are present (TMA, 1996). Is this any worse than celery, parsnip, and other furanocoumarin-containing herbs in the carrot family, even carrot itself? Until I answer this question without bias, I don’t know that it deserves the low score given it by AHA. It does contain at least 15 different coumarin-like compounds, probably shared with many other umbelliferae (Apiaceae).

Gas Flatulence, Ulcers

The Benefit of using Angelica Root as a natural cure