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How To Grow Angelica

Angelica (A. Archangelica). A native biennial which is not easilyraised from seed treated in the ordinary way. Germination is alwayscapricious, slow and irregular. It may be several months before theplants begin to appear. The best results are obtained by placing theseed in sand, kept moist for several weeks before sowing. The leaves andstalks are sometimes blanched and eaten as Celery, and are also boiledwith meat and fish. Occasionally the tender stems and midribs are coatedwith candied sugar as a confection. Angelica was formerly supposed topossess great medicinal virtues, but its reputation as a remedy forpoison and as a preventive of infectious diseases is not supported bythe disciples of modern chemistry. The seeds are still used forflavouring liqueurs.