Herb of the Week – Angelica

Angelica (Angelica archangelica) root is widely used both medicinally and magically. It is a powerful protector and healer, especially of women and children. It is unfortunately often confused with Dong Quai (Angelica sinensis), which while it is in the same family, is not exactly the same thing.

In terms of protecting the home, according to Mrs. Grieve’s A Modern Herbal, Angelica is believed to be a protection against evil magic and is often referred to as “The Herb of the Holy Spirit”.  Angelica works by establishing a protective barrier around the home and for all those who dwell within it. The other function of Angelica is its ability to transform any negative energy into positive, energy encouraging abundance and overall goodness.

Working with this herb, Angelica can help you toward embodying your higher self and further spiritual development.