Angelica . . .

angelica seed-head
Angelica archangelica:

This Angelica grew to well over six feet tall in my garden. Angelica attracts bees and predator insects to the garden. The stalks become a deep purple with seed-heads of beautiful shades of green to lime green. They could make a good backdrop to a garden bed.

Excerpt from musings of a kitchen witch:

Medicinal Properties:

"Angelica is said to have antispasmodic, carminative, diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant, stomachic, and tonic properties. . . . The leaves of angelica can be prepared as a tincture or tea and used to treat coughs, colds, bronchitis, and other respiratory complaints."

From Mountain Rose Herbs:

"Medicinal gardens crave the presence of this, the official species. Bitter aromatic, antimicrobial and carminative."

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I have angelica plants available if anyone would like to dig a few!

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