The main constituents of Angelica are volatile oils, valeric acid, angelic acid, angelicin, safrole, scopoletin, and linoleic acid, making it useful in the treatment of fevers, colds, coughs, gassy excresions and other stomach disorders.
No wonder the nuns put it in their tonic Carmelite Water! They used wine in their recipe. Wine from grapes which grew right there which they also made and they must have sang songs to God whilst making the wine..at least that is how I look at it.
How elso would they DIVINE such tonic?
How else would they know that this plant heals in some way?
Intending to cure something or freshen the air on a dark winter's day perhaps?
I am going to find some seeds and plant some. It is a perinial which grows as far north as Iceland.
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