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edible angelica

edible angelica

Grows up to 6ft (2m). Depending on the variety, flowers range from pale lavender-blue to deep rose and have a licorice-celery-like flavor. Use seeds, stems, young leaves and shoots. Leaves used in salads or tea. Stems can be eaten raw. Has stimulating effects on digestive system. Helps relieve indigestion, gas, colic, heartburn. Helps cough up phlegm and relieve bronchitis. Used for colds, respiratory system, liver, strengthening heart, increasing circulation and energy, antibacterial, anti-fungal, hepatitis, . Dried root powder used for athlete’s foot, insecticide. Take in moderation because it might cause dermatitis. It thins blood, so don’t take it if you are on anticoagulants. Promotes menstruation. Do not take if pregnant or diabetic. WARNING- DO NOT CONFUSE WITH POISON HEMLOCK AND GIANT HOGWEED! They look similar. Look at the leaves.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz
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PERENNIAL FAVOURITE: Astrantia, which has established itself in the wild in the UK, is said to do well in chalky ground but seems to like our slightly acid soils, too
If you want a perennial that is easy to cultivate, requires little attention and rewards by producing some of the most whimsical and wonderful flowers in summer, try astrantias in June.
Astrantia major, 'Sunningdale Variegated', makes a good plant partner with the purple foliage of Viola labradorica.
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Henry Cecil fields two in the Pour To Profit And UDS Maiden Stakes but preference is for Astrantia. A full-sister to Group Two winner Strategic Prince, this filly has the pedigree in the book.
The garden's designer, Jinny Blom, says: "Umbellifers are an important nectar source for many insects and astrantia is very much favoured by bees.
Each of the Astrantia major is a European native, a plant of damp meadows and the fringes of woods.
astrantia major is a European native, a plant of damp meadows Each of the 'delicate flowers and the fringes of woods.
Each of the 'delicate flowers Astrantia major is a European native, a plant of damp meadows and the fringes of woods.
Astrantia THESE dainty-looking perennials, with basal clumps of divided foliage topped with small flowers, often whitish-green or bluish-pink, grow to 60cm (24in), an ideal height for the middle of a border.