This listing is for one (1) packet of 50 Angelica seeds collected from our own plants.
We absolutely love everything about this plant. At its full height of around six feet, it looks exotic (or as we like to say, alien!) Angelica produces thick hollow stems that taste like licorice and can be made into candy and used in all kinds of culinary dishes. Large globular balls of flowers/seeds look striking in any garden or flower arrangement. The seeds are also one of the principal flavoring agents in vermouth, Chartreuse, and gin.
Medicinal and sacred uses for this plant go way back; it was once considered the primary remedy for the bubonic plague after a monk was visited by an angel who directed him toward this herb (hence the name Angelica). The list of things Angelica cures is very long and worth some research of your own. Most prominently, Angelica can be made into a tea that is used to treat alcoholism...it seems to cause a strong aversion to alcohol! It is being researched as a cancer cure, preventing cell mutations and inhibiting growth of cancer cells. It has been taken for centuries as an aid to digestion and treatment for bronchial and chest ailments. Its high magnesium content helps with migraines. Anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties aid skin issues like acne and foot fungus.
During the Middle Ages, the liquid extract was dropped into the eyes and ears of soldiers going into battle in the belief that it would improve their sight and hearing. It was also widely used as a purification herb and added to sacred pipe ceremonies and burned in healing ceremonies.
Because Angelica is native to temperate and subarctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere, the seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms and will often wait for spring to emerge regardless of when they are planted. Quicker germination can happen at cooler temperatures...just be patient with these seeds!
Biennial plant Can exceed six feet in height Attracts and feeds beneficial insects and pollinators