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Proper name(s), Common name(s), Source material(s)

Table 1.Proper name(s), Common name(s), Source material(s)
Proper name(s) Common name(s) Source material(s)
Proper name(s) Part(s)
Angelica archangelica
  • Angelica
  • Angelique
  • Archangel
  • European angelica
  • Garden angelica
  • Root of the holy ghost
  • Wild parsnip
Angelica archangelica
  • Leaf
  • Root and rhizome
  • Seed

References: References: Proper name: USDA 2018; Common names: USDA 2018, Barnes et al. 2007, Hoffmann 2003, Brinker 2001, Blumenthal et al. 2000, McGuffin et al. 2000, Felter and Lloyd 1983, Grieve 1971; Source material: Barnes et al. 2007, Bradley 2006, Hoffmann 2003, Blumenthal et al. 2000, Mills 1985, Felter and Lloyd 1983, Grieve 1971.

Route of administration


Dosage form(s)

This monograph excludes foods or food-like dosage forms as indicated in the Compendium of Monographs Guidance Document.

Acceptable dosage form for the age category listed in this monograph and specified route of administration are listed in the Compendium of Monographs Guidance Document.

Use(s) or Purpose(s)

The following combined use(s) or purpose(s) is/are also acceptable:

NoteClaims for traditional use must include the term "Herbal Medicine", "Traditional Chinese Medicine", or "Ayurveda".



Adults 18 years and older


Methods of preparation: Dry, Powder, Non-Standardized Extracts (Dry extract, Tincture, Fluid extract, Decoction, Infusion)

Root and Rhizome:

0.3-12 grams dried root and rhizome, per day (Barnes et al. 2007; Bradley 2006; Blumenthal et al. 2000; Mills 1985)


0.4-5 grams dried leaf, 3 times per day (BHP 1983)


1-2 grams dried seed, 3 times per day (Mills 1985)

Direction(s) for use

No statement required.

Duration(s) of use


For occasional use only (Berardi et al. 2002; CPhA 2002).

Other uses

No statement required.

Risk information

Caution(s) and warning(s)


Do not use this product if you are pregnant (Barnes et al. 2007; Brinker 2001; Blumenthal et al. 2000).

Known adverse reaction(s)

No statement required.

Non-medicinal ingredients

Must be chosen from the current Natural Health Products Ingredients Database (NHPID) and must meet the limitations outlined in the database.

Storage conditions

No statement required.


References cited

References reviewed