Anne Marie Carr is a writer and teacher who has researched and has an interest in crystal healing and herbalism.
A Spiritual Healer
Angelica, also known as angelica archangelica, is a plant that flowers short stalks with yellowish green flowers. It is usually recommended to plant in the fall and it thrives in damp places and mountainous areas. It can commonly be found among rivers and streams. Other nicknames for this plant include "Norwegian angelica" and "holy ghost". As its name suggest, angelica is often associated with the spiritual, and may be useful and powerful in spiritual healing as well as medicinal healing.
This is a great plant to use when you are recovering from an illness, as angelica helps to strengthen the body and balance the central nervous system as you are getting over an illness. It can help you to become more energized as well as gain an appetite after feeling too sick to eat. The balance that angelica helps bring when recovering from an illness make it an ideal remedy to help bring you back to normal and help you heal during times of illness.
2. Restorative Properties
Angelica is also a helpful plant when it comes to restoring different parts of the body back to their regular functioning. For instance, angelica can aid in reproductive wellness, balancing hormones and the endocrine system. It has also been seen as very effective for women struggling with PMS (Premenstrual syndrome), or amenorrhea (the absence of a period). The stimulating effects of this plant help to bring the reproductive system back into good health.
In addition, angelica can also work to restore the digestive system and heal any ailments one may have that are associated with digestion. If you tend to struggle from illnesses such as IBS, constipation, or even the occasional stomach upset, it might be a good idea to look into the benefits of using angelica to help heal digestive issues. This plant can bring balance and healing to the digestive tract, helping you to recover from any ailments associated with this area of the body.
3. Therapeutic Uses
Angelica can be used as a relaxant and also a stimulant, depending on what you intend to use it for. Because this plant stimulates and helps bring balance to organs in the body, it may help as a stimulant. As a relaxant, it may help relieve tension in the body and bring everything to a more homeostasis within the body.
4. Cardiovascular Health
Another system of the body that angelica is particularly useful for is the cardiovascular system. Angelica can help to stimulate blood flow in the body and alleviate issues of poor circulation throughout the body. This may be especially helpful to those that are struggling with issues related to the vascular and central nervous system, in addition to other remedies and therapeutic actions being taken.
5. Spiritual Benefits
As stated previously, angelica gets its name from the idea of spirituality. So what, then can it do in a spiritual way to heal and restore the body? It has been speculated, at least, that angelica may help during important life stages such as birth and death. It is said to bring protection and guidance from spiritual beings. Whether or not this is accurate is up to the person, but it is definitely something worth looking into and researching more of if you are interested in spiritual healing. Typically in other cultures, herbs may be used to enhance spiritual experience through rite of passage ceremonies, so it is very likely that this is something that may be used in those types of rituals among other cultures.
Ways To Use This Plant
There are a couple of different ways you may use this plant to help heal or assist in the healing process of any of the above ailments you may be facing. You can make or purchase a decoction, which is essentially like boiling the plant to extract the benefits, or you may use a tincture. Tinctures are a lot more common and suitable in herbalism. Typically, you can buy tinctures from many natural healing medicinal stores and all you need to do is take the amount of droplets it suggests orally every day to benefit from the plant. It is always highly recommended that you do your research before attempting to create anything with a plant. My biggest recommendation is to look for the products out there and seek the help of a professional herbalist if you want to use the plant as a natural remedy.
I certify that I am not a doctor and none of these ideas should be used to treat conditions alone. It is recommended that you always seek the help and advice of a medical doctor if you are dealing with medical issues. Herbal remedies can be beneficial, but should not be used as a replacement for any kind of treatment you are receiving from a doctor.