ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA

ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA

ANGELICA: A European biennial or short-lived perennial
(if prevented from flowering). Loves shade and rich, moist clay. It has
thick, tall stems with a few large leaves and many large, spherical compound
umbels of greenish yellow flowers. Aromatic (a flavoring of Benedictine
and Chartreuse), appetite stimulant, carminative. Used in treating anorexia
nervosa
and bronchitis and once used to treat the plague. Widely used
as a remedy for menstrual disorders. For 100s of years, this has been a
major cure-all medicinal herb of N. Europe.

ANGELICA SINENSIS

ANGELICA SINENSIS

DANG-GUI: Perhaps the most popular Chinese medicinal
plant in and outside of China, dang-qui roots are used for menstrual
disorders, as a blood and heart tonic, and as a pain reliever, among a
multitude of other uses. It is one of the most studied Chinese herbs. A
perennial, it is grown in cool, moist, rich, sandy soil in part shade.
The highest quality dang-qui is grown in the cold, high mountains
of Gansu provence.

FOENICULUM VULGARE

FOENICULUM VULGARE

FENNEL, XIAO-HUI-XIANG: A very hardy, somewhat
coarse, hair-like leafed plant with numerous yellow flower umbels atop
6-7′ tall stalks. Carminative, aromatic (anise), a weak diuretic, mild
stimulant. The root and stalks were used for food, the seeds as a condiment
and flavoring. Allays hunger and is used as a diet aid. Used in Chinese
medicine to promote energy flow, relieve pain and disperse congestion.
Naturalizes easily.