Angelica flower has healing properties; it can help you strengthen your relationship with your spirit guide, bring you closer to your divine essence, and connect you to the physical plane. It is a very strong healer. Angelica herb garden is used in ritual ceremonies among the Native American and healers. It is also used as a prayer flower by some religions.
As Angelica is a member of the lily family, it has many medicinal virtues. Angelica herb provides the power of one’s pure essence to bind with the astral world drawing harmony to your physical body. The essence connects the person to the earthly ground, for both the root and stem structures of this plant are solid and firm. The value of planting this herb in your garden is that once you have worked with the pure essence, individuals under your guidance are more equipped to manage the duality of both the spiritual and the bodily realms.
Prepare the Angelica plant for cultivation by washing, trimming and clipping the stems. Rinse and dry the herb in a large pan of moderately hot boiling water. Afterward, hang or tie to keep the herb in its place for several hours. Allow the herbs to dry completely before using it or cooking.
Growing this herb in your garden requires dedication and patience. It blooms on and off for up to two years, which is a long growing season for this plant. It is mainly found growing in Northern regions of United States. Planting it is best when it is in full blossom as it will flower more frequently. In winter, the flowers will die back and grow in new growth.
Angelica has become an effective medicine especially for colds, flu, cough, bronchitis, sore throat, kidney problems and as a tonic for fever and swollen glands. This plant is known to contain ten different kinds of medicinal parts including the white pithy herb, latex, root, rhizomes, petals and the aerial part, leaf blade, flowers, roots and stem. Its latex contains curative properties and the other parts serve as a tonic to improve blood circulation, alleviate cough, respiratory diseases, colds and flu, headache, inflammation and as a diuretic. Other parts serve as astringents and insect repellents. Some of the flowers of this herb can also be used as aphrodisiacs.
To ensure the best growing conditions, plant the Angelica in partial shade as the sun would eventually burn them out. Before harvesting, the stems should be trimmed regularly as the plant blooms at a later time. Trimming should be done as needed as the plant grows tall and gets lots of water in summer. When the plant starts to flower in the late summer or early fall, the flowering stems should be picked before they dry up. To assure that the plant gets the correct amount of sunlight, the plant should be positioned in a shaded area during the day and placed under a shade cloth at night.
Although A. Sylvestris is a perennial herb, it blooms in various colors and sizes when harvested. The blossoms are small, dark green and are usually blue, purple, orange and yellow. In case you grow these flowers indoors, it is important that the herb be kept indoors year-round to ensure that it gets adequate sunlight. The flowers are useful for cooking when combined with other ingredients like vinegar and cheese.
These two Asian herbs are also called “Fancy Flag” because they look similar in shape and appearance to the American “Fancy Flag”. Although the American version has a red background while the Asian version has a white background, both varieties have the same appearance when the female ginseng is used as an herb blend. Female ginseng is also helpful for soothing and healing female reproductive organs during infertility treatments. Both plants are best to be used together with Chinese Herbs and other herbs that are proven to improve circulation and stimulate the production of endorphins.