Angelica : Angelica Archangelica : Angelica Officinalis
Angelica is a biennnial or short lived perennial herb growing 1-2.5 m tall with large leaves and flat heads of greenish white flowers in spherical umbels on a tall flower stalk. Native to Northern Europe and Asia. Prefers a cool climate with a mild summer. Roots are used medicinally to treat respiratory, digestive and rheumatic ailments. The leaf and seed are used in culinary preparations such as confectionery and liqueurs.