Medicinal use of Angelica, Anise, Annatto, Arnica

Angelica: Angelica Atropurpurea, Archangel

Part Used: Root and seed

Stimulant, aromatic, carminative, diaphoretic, expectorant, diuretic, emmenagogue.

 A good tonic. For stomach trouble, heartburn, gas, colic, colds and fever. Tea dropped into the eye helps dimness of sight. Dropped into the ears, helps deafness. Strengthens the heart. Effective in epidemics. In case of poisons, take in morning, fasting if possible. Powdered root is reputed to cause disgust of all spirituous liquors.


Anise: Pimpinella anisum

Part Used: Seed

Stimulant and carminative

Used for colic in infants, to remove nausea, prevent fermentation of gas in stomach and bowels aids digestion and overcomes disturbances caused by overeating.


Annatto: Achiote

Part Used: Seed

Contains more vitamin A and D than cod – liver oil.


Arnica: Arnica Montana, Leopard’s Bane

Part Used: flowers

Emetic and Cathartic

Used preferably externally in liniments for bruises, strains, sprains, pain, muscular rheumatism.

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