Q. This tall aromatic plant of the parsley family w/large leaves & yellowish-green flowers was reputed to be the only herb witches never used, & its presence in a woman’s garden or cupboard was once used as a defense against charges of witchcraft.
A. Some scientists have dismissed angelica as medically worthless. But in Asia where it’s been used since the dawn of history the herb was once considered the tonic for all gynecological problems. Traditional Chinese physicians still prescribe it for menstrual problems, arthritis, abdominal main & colds and flu.