All members of this genus contain furocoumarins, which increase skin sensitivity to sunlight and may cause dermatitis
Young shoots and leaf stalks - raw or cooked
. When boiled in two lots of water they form a vegetable that strongly resembles celery. They can be peeled and eaten in salads or blanched and cooked like asparagus
. The stems can also be candied and used as a sweetmeat
Root, leafstalks and stems - candied
There are no material uses listed for Angelica atropurpurea.
A tea made from the leaves is carminative and stomachic
. It is also used in the treatment of colds, rheumatism etc
. The seed and roots can also be used and have a stronger effect
. The plant has similar properties to angelica, A. archangelica, though it is inferior since it is less aromatic
The root is carminative, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, sedative, stomachic and tonic
. An infusion has been used in the treatment of fevers, colds, flatulent colic and other stomach disorders, obstructed menses and as a general tonic for women
. Externally it has been used as a gargle for sore throats and mouths and as a poultice for broken bones, swellings etc
. It has also been used, both internally and externally, as a treatment for rheumatism
Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe since the seed only has a short viability
. Seed can also be sown in the spring, though germination rates will be lower. It requires light for germination
. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a cold frame for their first winter, planting them out into their permanent positions in the spring.
The seed can also be sow in situ as soon as it is ripe.
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Requires a deep moist fertile soil in dappled shade or full sun
Plants are reliably perennial if they are prevented from setting seed
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Associations & Interactions
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Polycultures & Guilds
There are no polycultures listed which include Angelica atropurpurea.
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