Combating indigestion and enhancing wellbeing
4:1 concentrated extract of angelica root
Expiration date (End Of): 11/2024 | Ref. JA40
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Potato starch.Vegetable-based capsule: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose.
This product does not contain allergens (in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011) nor genetically modified organisms.
Known as the ‘herb of the angels’, Angelica archangelica has a long tradition in Nordic countries such as Iceland.
Angelica is a plant packed with properties concentrated within its compound roots that are beneficial for alleviating dyspeptic disorders (e.g. mild gastrointestinal spasms, slow digestion), combating indigestion and enhancing wellbeing.
Our concentrated extract of angelica root guarantees maximum effectiveness.
Angelica: Detailed information
Description and origin
Angelica (Angelica archangelica) belongs to the Apiaceae family (the family to which carrot and anise belong). It is an herbaceous plant with flowers grouped into greenish umbels, and grows up to 2 m high1. It is native to northern and eastern Europe, and North Asia. It is cultivated in several European countries and grows wild in Nordic countries such as Iceland, where it is highly regarded and valued2.
Used since ancient times, angelica was believed to have supernatural properties and was used in pagan festivals. During the Middle Ages it was grown in Nordic countries and exported to other parts of Europe2. In addition it's also believed that it may have been used to combat the plague3, and has been used for various gastrointestinal problems and problems associated with menstruation, anxiety, headaches and fever, and topically for rheumatism and skin conditions3, 4.
The roots contain essential oil rich in monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes, macrocyclic lactones and furanocoumarins (angelicin, bergapten, imperatorin etc.). They also contain tannins, sitosterol and phenolic acids (chlorogenic and caffeic)3, 5.
Angelica archangelica root has digestive properties and is recommended for loss of appetite, dyspepsia, meteorism and spasms of the gastroduodenal tract5. It also has anxiolytic activity, is diaphoretic (induces perspiration) and diuretic. It has also been used as an expectorant for bronchial ailments, colds and catarrh6.
Of all Angelica archangelica’s compounds, its furanocoumarins are of particular interest. For example, one study maintains that angelicin gives the plant its digestive and aperitive properties7. Imperatorin affects several memory-related neurotransmitters: it has been found to inhibit the degradation of acetylcholine and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)2, 8. This furanocoumarin also has vasodilatory, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties8.
Finally, in addition to its digestive uses, angelica root extract has anxiolytic activity. This activity has been proven in laboratory tests that support the use of this plant in China and India for nervous disorders4.
- Gran diccionario ilustrado de las Plantas Medicinales descripción y aplicaciones. Berdonces. Oceano Ambar. 2009.
- Effect of oral imperatorin on memory in mice. Sigurdsson and Gudbjarnason. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2013. 441: 318-320.
- Angelica archangelica. ME Carretero Accame. BotPlusweb.portalfarma.com. 2012.
- Anti-anxiety activity of methanolic extracts of different parts of Angelica archangelica Linn. Kumar and Bhat. J Tradit Complement Med. 2012. 2(3): 235-241.
- Fitoterapia. Vademécum de prescripción. Vanaclocha and Cañigueral. Elsevier. 2003.
- Manual de Fitoterapia. Castillo-García and Martínez-Solís. Elsevier. 2011.
- Angelica archangelica L. Madeleine Kylin. Degree Project. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. 2010.
- Effects of imperatorin on scopolamine-induced cognitive impairment and oxidative stress in mice. Budzynska et al. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2015. 232(5): 931-942.
2 capsules per day divided into two doses, with half a glass of water.
Not recommended for pregnant or lactating women. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose.
Does not replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. If you are undergoing medical treatment, seek your therapist's advice. For adult use only. Keep out of reach of young children.
Store in a cool dry place away from light.
BOTANICAL NAMEAngelica archangelica L.
SERVINGS PER CONTAINER30 servings
FABRICATION AND GUARANTEE:
This food supplement is manufactured by a GMP-compliant laboratory (GMPs are the good manufacturing practice guidelines for the European pharmaceutical industry).
The active principle content is guaranteed through regular tests.
Certificate issue date: 2022/12/16
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