This large European and west Asian plant is common in herb gardens. It tastes like a very strong celery. The herb is often used in treating women’s complaints.
Family: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)
Extraction: Distilled from fresh roots, or from leaves and stalks. The powerful fragrance is spicy, sweet, and reminiscent of angelica or celery.
Medicinal Action: Treats indigestion, digestive spasms and congestion, rheumatism, poor circulation and menstrual irregularity. Helps remove toxic accumulation and reduce water retention.
Considerations: Photosensitizing and potentially toxic. Use sparingly.