angelica root

The root of Angelica archangelica (family Umbelliferae); a tonic and stimulant that may cause nausea; used as a carminative, diuretic, and externally as a counterirritant.

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angelica root n the dried rhizome and roots of any of several plants of the genus Angelica (esp. A. archangelica) formerly used esp. as a carminative and emmenagogue

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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