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Benefits of Angelica Herb to Improve Digestion

Updated on July 17, 2011

Although, there are several natural herbs including garlic, aji, saffron, carum, cinnamon, culantro, gentian, fennel, ginger, hops, chamomile, mint, papaya, passiflora berteriana, salvia divinorum, Toronjil (Mexican Giant Hyssop), and Yacon that help in improving digestion and restoring the normal pattern of digestive tract after digestive disorder, today we will discuss about the benefits of angelica herbal plant to improve digestion and treat various other ailments of the digestive system. Angelica is a plant that grows wild in the Alps and the Pyrenees, but adapts well to cultivation. This has helped mankind in taking advantage of year-round benefits of angelica herb, especially in cases of difficult digestion.

Digestive Properties Of Angelica Herb

The medicinal properties of angelica help in treatment of various digestive problems such as nonspecific abdominal pain, aerophagia, colitis, and swollen belly. Angelica is used to stimulate appetite and increase the secretion of gastric juices. It also stimulates bile secretion and improves liver function, helping the digestion of fatty foods.

Angelica herbal plant
Angelica herbal plant | Source

Another benefit of angelica is to reduce fermentation in the intestine thus alleviating problems of bloating and flatulence.

Angelica root has sedative and antispasmodic properties, which help in treatment of abdominal cramping.

The anti-inflammatory action of angelica is felt especially in the stomach wall, while mild sedative properties make this plant as a natural remedy for dyspepsia of nervous origin.

Angelica Herb: Forms of Consumption

Angelica is usually consumed as an herbal tea, although Angelica tablets available in the market containing its root and essential oil are suitable for internal use.

Angelica Tea For Intestinal Cramping

Angelica tea is also a great home remedy for all kinds of digestive disorders. Angelica tea calms stomach cramps, regulates bowel movements, and relieves gas. Angelica tea is more popular than any other Angelica product worldwide due to its excellent digestive properties. This is also the number one reason why Angelica is termed as a miracle plant since ancient times.

To prepare an infusion of angelica tea, use the below listed ingredients:

  1. 1 teaspoon angelica
  2. 1 cup water
  3. 1 tablespoon orange blossom honey

Method of Making Angelica Tea

Angelica tea is prepared by introducing the herb in a cup of boiling water and letting it boil for a few minutes so that its essential properties get mixed in the boiling water. Now you just need to filter the preparation and sweeten it with honey. Your angelica tea is ready. Now this tea can be taken after breakfast, lunch, or dinner anytime for instant relief of gas, burping, bloating, flatulence, stomach cramps, belly pain and discomfort, etc.

Contraindications to the use of Angelica Herb

The angelica, except when used as essential oil, has no contraindications. The essential oil is contraindicated in infants, children, and pregnant women and should not be consumed or taken along with alcoholic beverages.

So above were the benefits of Angelica herb to improve digestion, in the upcoming articles we will discuss about healing benefits of many other natural herbs.

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      Anne 6 years ago

      Hello Soni2006,

      Angelica tea sounds really to be a very wonderful product. Like Simone, this is also my first time to hear about Angelica tea. By the way, is this available already at Amazon or Ebay? Nice hub! Very informative!

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      Rajinder Soni 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much Simone. I will write more hubs on natural medicine.

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      Simone Haruko Smith 6 years ago from San Francisco

      Wow, I had never heard of Angelica herb before this. Very interesting! Great Hub!