Angelica Archangel, commonly known as garden angelica, angelica, archangel, European angelica, root of the holy ghost.
It is a biennial plant from the family Apiaceae, a subspecies of which is cultivated for its sweetly scented edible stems and roots.
Archangelica comes from the Greek word "arkhangelos" (arch-angel), due to the belief that it was the archangel Michael who told of its use as a medicine.
From the 10th century on, angelica was cultivated as a vegetable and medicinal plant,
Both the seeds and roots contain coumarins and furocoumarins