Mixture containing angelica, called Shi-Quan-Da-Bu-Tang (Ten Significant Tonic Decoction), or SQT (Juzentaihoto, TJ-48) was created for the Song Dynasty administrators (Public Welfare Pharmacy Bureau) nearly 900 years ago! (Karch 31)
It contains a mixture of ten medicinal herbs.They are: Rehmannia glutinosa, Paeonia lactiflora, Liqusticum wallichii, Angelica sinensis, Glycyrrhiza uralensis, Poria cocos, Atractylodes macrocephala, Panax ginseng, Astragalas membranaceus and Cinnamomum cassia.It was, and still is, used to treat anemia, anorexia and extreme exhaustion.
A drink used for thyphoid fever used in much of Continental Europe is made from thinly sliced Angelica 6 oz. to a quart of boiling water.Steep for 1/2 hour and add strained juice to 4 oz. of honey and 1/2 gill of brandy.
The traditional Chinese Five-Accumulation Powder herbal formula contains hoelen, atractylodis, bitter orange peel, bitter orange slices, cinnamon, ephedra, ginger, licorice, ligusticum, magnolia bark, peony, pinellia, platycodon, and wild angelica.The name refers to the five accumulations from Traditional Chinese Medicine practice (TCM), accumulations of blood, cold, dampness, chi (energy) and phlegm.Imbalances in these five qualities result in all sorts of body ills.Some are active herbs, ephedra, angelica, cinnamon and ginger; while the others are supporting herbs that complement the effects of the chief herbs, or change the chemical composition of the formula so that their active ingredients are available in higher concentration.
Angelica species are seldom given as a single herb.Supporting herbs are combined in a formula to enhance and give faster healing.Some of the other herbs that may be combined with angelica to act as hormones are Golden Seal root, Red Raspberry leaves, Black Cohosh root, Queen of the Meadow root, Blessed Thistle herb, Lobelia herb, Capsicum fruit and Ginger root.Another formula for hormone balance contains Angelica, Helonias root, Fresh Black Cohosh root, Fresh Squaw Vine, Fresh Saw Palmetto Berry, Licorice root and Fresh Ginger root.Both of these formulas can be used for both male and female patients.
Gently boil down a handful of angelica root in a quart of water for three hours.Then strain and add liquid virgin honey sufficient to make it into a balsam or syrup and take two tablespoonsful every night and morning, as well as several times during the day.
Combine Angelica root(archangelica or sinensis) (2 parts) with Damiana leaves (2 parts) and Shepherd's Purse leaves (1 part) in 190 proof grain alcohol.The herbs are all finely ground or powdered.This formula can also be made with distilled water and vegetable glycerin if alcohol needed to be avoided.It can not be stored as long as an alcoholic tincture.One part Chasteberry can be used instead of Shepherd's purse if desired.
A marvelous remedy for digestive upsets and flatulence; used by monks to treat themselves and ill and chill travelers.This is a liqueur known as 'Vespetro'.
Angelica seeds (chopped angelica root if unable to get the seeds) 60 g (2 oz)
Fennel seeds 8 g (1/4 oz)
Anise seeds 8 g (1/4 oz)
Coriander seeds 6 g (1/5 oz)
Grind all the seeds, place in a bottle and add 200 ml (8 fluid oz) of pure grain alcohol.After eight days strain the mixture and add it to a solution of 1.0 to 1.5 litres (2 1/2 pints) of water to which 500 g (1 lb) of grape sugar have been added.
A most popular formula for nausea and digestive upset is the Chinese Kang Ning Wan combination.It can contain 15 or more herbs, including coix, magnolia bark, angelica, atractylodes, rice sprouts, hoelen and mint.It is useful in helping regulate the stomach, remove mucus and for resolving invasion of wind in the stomach meridian, with flu-like symptoms.It helps remove symptoms such as nausea, intestinal cramps, headache, and diarrhea as well as relieve morning sickness or motion sickness.The dosage is 1 -2 bottles as needed.