Also Known As: Dang-gui, Dang-qui, Master-wort (China) and Wild Celery
There are many ways to prepare angelica:
Use 1 teaspoon of powdered roots per cup of water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and let it stand for 2 minutes before drinking. Drink up to 2 cups per day. Taste will be bitter.
Use 1 teaspoon of powdered leaves or seeds per cup of boiling water. Steep for 10 to 20 minutes.
Use one half to one teaspoon of powdered roots. If using commercial extracts, follow the package directions for steeping times and total preparation. A tincture can have a shelf life of up to 5 years if prepared with alcohol.
USE: (Grow Your Own)
Angelica usually blooms around May 8th which is the feast day of Saint Michael the Archangel. Angelica can grow up to 8 feet in length and has a resemblance of celery stalks. Sow angelica in the spring or fall. Plant one half inches deep, 2 feet apart in all directions. Use rich, moist well-drained soil that is slightly acidic. Partial shade is preferred. Germination may take up to a month. Harvest leaves in the fall for the first year. During the second year, harvesting can be done in spring or fall.