A beautiful ornamental angelica with striking purple flower stems and dark burgundy umbels. Used in summer as an excellent focal plant. It flowers in the second year. The roots, seeds, and leaves treat colds, indigestion and rheumatism. The roots are also liver and uterine stimulants.
An impressive plant for the herb garden. Angelica is a bitter herb primarily valued for it’s root which aids digestion, has anti microbial properties, increases perspiration and lowers fever. It also has an expectorant effect, is anti inflammatory and acts mainly on the bronchial, digestive, urinary and female reproductive systems. It is best known for […]
By Tina Glaessner, Herbalist and Former Proprietor of Crimson Sage Nursery, Orleans, CA Plants Mentioned in the article are listed here and have links to their Crimson Sage Nursery Pages for more information and ordering. Agastache | Angelicas of all Types | Anise Hyssop | Ashitaba | Bergamont | Bitter Melon | Black Cottonwood | […]
Crimson Sage Nursery Newsletter Fall 2018 Echinacea angustifolia Happy Fall to all our customers. It has been a crazy summer of intense heat waves, wild fire smoke (Luckily we were on the edges of it) and the whole west seemed to be in flames. The smoky skies are finally over as the first gentle rains […]
Crimson Sage Nursery Newsletter Spring 2018 Is it getting too late to Plant?? Thoughts and tips on establishing your Medicinal plants Springtime at the nursery is such a busy time. We are still starting seeds and potting seedlings trying to keep the inventory up all the while shipping many boxes of lovely plants carefully packed […]
The Ashitaba plant has been a popular medicinal food in Japan and the Philippines for many years but is enjoying more recent popularity among people in the USA!! Originally, Ashitaba or Angelica keiskei, hails from the Japanese island of Hachijo, an area of Japan famous for the long life spans of its residents. Of course, […]
This Chinese Angelica is a beautiful specimen with it’s lush green leaves reaching up to 6 feet in height, in fertile soils. The root is valued in TCM for increasing circulation of stagnant blood, anti-inflammatory, pain relief for joint pain, and headaches, as well . Prefers a moist, but well drained soil and dappled sun. […]
Root is used in Chinese medicine to treat toothache, headache and infected wounds because it has antiseptic, analgesic, and antibacterial action. Beautiful Angelica specimen often attaining heights of 6 feet when flowering in fertile soil. Pollinators love the umbel flowers Biennial. Hardy to zone 5.
This rare and unique edible Angelica originates from the Island of Hachijo in Japan, an island known for the long life spans of it’s residents. Unlike other Angelica species, Ashitaba isedible with stems and Leaves high in Vitamin B12.The stems when cut exude a yellow sap which is very high in Chalcones a powerful antioxidant […]
This is the most important herb in China for women. A bittersweet, aromatic herb that acts primarily as a tonic, especially for the female reproductive system and liver system. It is also a mild laxative, sedative and painkiller, with some antibacterial activity. A bit finicky about it’s conditions. Requires a moist fertile environment, but not […]