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Angelica archangelica is truly the most important medicinal herb we use to make our products. Angelica is one of Iceland's most cherished medicinal herbs. It was one of the few plants in Iceland that survived the last ice age and has been used as a herbal medicine from the country's settlement, more than 1100 years ago.
Came in handy for ancient Icelanders
Angelica is written about in many ancient texts and there are countless places in Iceland that are named after the plant, like Iceland’s highest peak, Hvannadalshnjúkur (“Angelica valley peak”).
WhyFirst of all, the angelica plant is nutrititious. Its root and stem are juicy and can boiled or pickled and people most likely appreciated this. Angelica seeds could be dried and eaten as well, or used for infusions for medicinal purposes (or even tinctures if people knew how to make them).
Research indicates that compounds in the Icelandic angelica herb can:
- Reduce frequency if urination
- Prevent viral infection
- Promote healthy memory
- Counter stress
- Alleviate anxiety
Sigmundur Guðbjarnason, Co- founder of SagaMedica and former president of the University of Iceland was one of the first scientists to study the health benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids in 1970s and their role in cardiac health. He worked as a “Distinguished Visiting Scientist” at the FDA in 1983 and began his studies on Icelandic medicinal herbs in 1992. SagaMedica‘s research team has published 6 peer-reviewed studies
Angelica Archangelica has been scientifically studied for over 20 years by SagaMedica and collaborators from the University of Iceland. Our research team has uncovered a wide array of bioactive compounds in different plant parts. These compounds are thought to be of help in reducing or preventing a diverse range of health problems, such as bladder problems.