herbals garden-angelica

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Garden Angelica

Scientific:Angelica archangelica
Other:Garden Angelica

Indications

Respiratory
• upper and lower respiratory tract infections with phlegm that is difficult to expel
- colds
- influenza
- bronchitis
- pneumonia

Gastrointestinal
• digestive complaints
- bloating & gas
- colic
- dyspepsia

Musculoskeletal
• rheumatic conditions
- arthritis
- myalgias

Urinary
urinary tract infections (UTI)
• urethritis

Actions

expectorant
carminative
antispasmodic
• aromatic bitter
astringent
diuretic
emmenagogue
hypotensive
antiinflammatory

Constituents

• Furanocoumarins
• Volatile oils
• Phthalides
• Coumarins
Bitter
• Flavonoids
• Tannins

Posology

• Tincture (1:5 in 45% EtOH): 2-5 ml tid
• Liquid extract (1:1 in 25% EtOH): 0.5-2 ml tid
• Decoction (dried root): 1 tsp tid

Safety

Contraindications: Pregnancy (uterine stimulant).

Side-effects: Photosensitization (due to furanocoumarins).

Interactions

• Drug metabolism - furanocoumarins are known to inhibit cytochrome p450s (CYP3A4).
• Anticoagulants - may interact with coumarins

References

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Weiss RF. Herbal Medicine. Beaconsfield, England: Beaconsfield Publishers Ltd, 1988.

Williamson EM, ed. Major Herbs of Ayurveda. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2002

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