Giant Angelica (Angelica gigas)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Giant Angelica
Angelica gigas
Umbelliferae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    The root is used in Korea to treat anaemia, hemiplegia and women’s diseases[279]. It ontains a number of active compounds and has been shown to increase duodenum motility and have an anti-platelet aggregation action[279].

  • Edible Use

    Young leaves – cooked[177, 183].

  • Cautionary Notes

    All members of this genus contain furocoumarins, which increase skin sensitivity to sunlight and may cause dermatitis[238].

Cultivation & Habitat

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.
Requires a deep moist fertile soil in dappled shade or full sun[200]. Hardy to about -20¡c[187]. Plants flower in 2 years from seed[187] and are reliably perennial if prevented from setting seed[200].
E. Asia – China, Japan.

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