Grown in Europe and Asia, Angelica—also known as wild celery—is a member of the carrot family. Angelica root, also known as dong quai, has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years, primarily to help balance hormones, detoxify the liver and support healthy,
clear skin complexion. Due to the presence of the fatty acid exaltolide, angelica root extracts have a musky aroma and the root is used for flavoring foods and beverages. Angelica root is an excellent tonic and carminative and can relieve flatulence and support digestive comfort. Angelica is an aromatic bitter herb excellent for digestive problems, settling a nervous stomach and calming tension.