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One might well call Angelica archangelica, the herbaceous plant from northern Europe that is particularly suited to lower temperatures “magical angelica”.

 Its spicy, musky smell had a reputation in the Middle Ages for warding off evil spells! In the Renaissance, the root was recognised for its digestive properties, and the essential oil for its ability to induce sweating; it was also used against infections and epidemics such as the plague; while “angel grass” or its sister “angelica sinensis” is used in traditional Asian medicines. 

Edible, it is still used mixed with candied fruit in desserts (the French town of Niort is famous for its candied Angelica sticks), and in several famous liqueurs and luxury perfumes. 

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