💊 Chemical information

Andělikový kořen; Angélica; Angelicae radix; Angelikarot; Angélique, racine d’; Angyalgyökér; Archangelica; Archangelicae Radix; Korzeń arcydzięgla; Šventagaršviu šaknys; Väinönputkenjuuri.
CAS — 8015-64-3 (angelica oils).


In Eur.. Jpn has separate monographs for Angelica acutiloba (Japanese Angelica) and A. dahurica. Chin. specifies A. dahurica, A. dahurica var. formosana, A. pubescens, and A. sinensis.

Ph. Eur. 6.2

(Angelica Root). The whole or cut, carefully dried rhizome and root of Angelica archangelica (Archangelica officinalis) containing a minimum of 0.2% v/w of essential oil, calculated with reference to the dried drug.

💊 Profile

Angelica (Angelica archangelica) is widely used in herbal medicine. The root is used as a bitter to stimulate the appetite. Angelica also has diaphoretic and expectorant properties and has been used for circulatory and respiratory disorders. Angelica oil is used in aromatherapy. Angelica contains furanocoumarins and may cause photosensitivity reactions or interfere with anticoagulant therapy. Other Angelica spp. that are used in herbal medicine include A. acutiloba (Japanese angelica), A. dahurica, A. pubescens, and A. sinensis. Angelica stems are candied for culinary use.


Angelica has been used in homoeopathic medicines under the following names: Archangelica; Angelica archangelica; Angelica archangelica var. archangelica.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Ger.: Pascovegeton†. Multi-ingredient: Arg.: Sigmafem; Austral.: Capsella Complex; Dong Quai Complex; Extralife Meno-Care; Feminine Herbal Complex; Infant Tonic†; Irontona; Lifesystem Herbal Formula 4 Women’s Formula†; Medinat Esten†; Vitatona; Women’s Formula Herbal Formula 3†; Austria: Abdomilon N; Canad.: Natural HRT; Cz.: Abdomilon†; Dr Theiss Rheuma Creme†; Dr Theiss Schweden Krauter; Dr Theiss Schwedenbitter; Iberogast; Klosterfrau Melisana; Original Schwedenbitter; Stomaran; Valofyt Neo; Fr.: Dystolise; Mediflor Tisane Digestive No 3; Ger.: Abdomilon N; Anore X N†; Carvomin†; Doppelherz Melissengeist†; Gastritol; Iberogast; Infitract†; Melissengeist; Schwedentrunk Elixier; Stovalid N†; Hong Kong: Phytoestrin†; Ital.: Florelax; Philipp.: Hemofer; Zilongjin; Pol.: Melis-Tonic; Melisal; Melisana Klosterfrau; Melissed; Nervosol; Rus.: Doppelherz Melissa (Доппельгерц Мелисса); Original Grosser Bittner Balsam (Оригинальный Большой Бальзам Биттнера); S.Afr.: Melissengeist; Spiritus Contra Tussim Drops; Singapore: Phytoestrin; Spain: Agua del Carmen; Himelan†; Switz.: Alcoolat de Melisse†; Gastrosan; Iberogast; Phytomed Gastro†; UK: Melissa Comp..
Published December 20, 2018.