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Angelica glauca - Edgew.
                 
Common Name
Family Apiaceae or Umbelliferae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards All members of this genus contain furocoumarins, which increase skin sensitivity to sunlight and may cause dermatitis[238].
Habitats Usually found amongst scrub on humus-rich soils, 2000 - 3200 metres[145]. Grows by ditches in Tibet[266].
Range E. Asia - Western Himalayas - Kashmir to Simla.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Angelica glauca


Angelica glauca
   
Physical Characteristics
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Angelica glauca is a PERENNIAL growing to 2 m (6ft 7in).
It is not frost tender. It is in flower from Jul to August, and the seeds ripen from Jul to August. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts:
Edible Uses: Condiment.

The root is aromatic and is used as a food flavouring[177].
Medicinal Uses


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Stomachic.

The plant is used as a cordial stimulant in the treatment of dyspepsia and constipation[240].
Other Uses
Essential.

The dried roots contain about 1.3% essential oil[240].
Cultivation details
We have very little information on this species and do not know how hardy it will be in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in most parts of this country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Requires a deep moist fertile soil in dappled shade or full sun[200]. Plants are reliably perennial if they are prevented from setting seed[200].
Propagation
Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe since the seed only has a short viability[200]. Seed can also be sown in the spring, though germination rates will be lower. It requires light for germination[200]. 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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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Elizabeth H.
Jitendra S. Butola Thu Apr 13 2006
Thanks for providing good information: Information about seed germination and seedling vigour in Angelica glauca could be obtained from the following article: Butola, J.S. and Badola, H.K. 2004a. Effect of pre-sowing treatment on seed germination and seedling vigour in Angelica glauca, a threatened medicinal herb. Current Science 87 (6): 796-799.
Elizabeth H.
Jitendra S. Butola Tue Mar 13 2007
Find new literature on Angelica glauca Butola, J.S. and Badola, H.K. 2006. Assessing seedling emergence, growth and vigour in Angelica glauca Edgew. and Heracleum candicans Wall. under different growing media and environments. Journal of Non-Timber Forest Products 13 (2), 141-153. Butola, J.S. and Samant, S.S. 2006. Physiological studies on seed germination of Angelica glauca Edgew. Journal of Tropical Medicinal Plants 7 (2): xxx-xxx.
Elizabeth H.
Jitendra S. Butola Wed Dec 20 2006
New Literature on Angelica glauca BUTOLA, J.S. AND BADOLA, H.K. (2006). Assessing Seedling Emergence, Growth and Vigour in Angelica glauca Edgew. and Heracleum candicans Wall.under different growing media and environments. Journal of Non-Timber Forest Products, 13 (2): 141-153.
Elizabeth H.
Rajiv Kumar Vashistha Sat May 19 2007
Thesis was submitted in Garhwal university in this species Title of the thesis is Ecophysiolgy and agrotechnology of two important Himalayan herbs Angelica glauca and A.archangelica
Elizabeth H.
Jitendra S. Butola Sun Jun 10 2007
J.S. Butola and H. K. Badola 2006 Effects of growing medium on vegetative propagation of the Himalayan Endangered Medicinal Plants, Angelica glaca Edgew. and Heracleum candicans Wall. using rhizome segements. Journal of Hill Research, 19 (2): 65-70.
Elizabeth H.
Jitendra S. Butola Sun Jul 1 2007
Literature on Vegetative propagation of Angelica glauca J.S. Butola and H.K. Badola. 2007. Vegetative propagation of Angelica glauca and Heracleum candicans. Journal of Tropical Medicinal Plants 8 (1): 000. J.S. Butola and H.K. Badola. 2006. Effects of growing medium on vegetative propagation of the Himalayan endangered medicinal plants, Angelica glacua and Heracleum candicans, using rhizome segments: Journal of Hill Research 19 (2): 65-70.
Elizabeth H.
Jitendra S. Butola Mon Aug 6 2007
Nicely Developed Web Page providing useful information on Angelica glauca. Please Find New Literature Butola, J.S. and Badola, H.K. 2007. Vegetative Propagation of Angelica glauca and Heracleum candicans. Journal of Tropical Medicinal Plants 8 (1): 85-91.
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