Ligusticum melanotilingia (H.Boissieu) Kitag.
Ostericum melanotilingia (H.Boissieu) Kitag.
Peucedanum decursivum (Miq.) Maxim.
Peucedanum grandifolioides H.Wolff
Peucedanum melanotilingia H.Boissieu
Peucedanum porphyroscias Makino
Porphyroscias decursiva Miq.
Selinum melanotilingia H.Boissieu
Angelica decursiva is a herbaceous, perennial plant producing unbranched stems 1 - 2 metres tall from a strongly aromatic rootstock[
The plant is commonly harvested from the wild for use as a medicine and sometimes also as a food. The roots are often traded, and the leaves are sometimes sold in local food markets[
]. The roots are used in the important traditional Chinese medicine 'qian hu'[
All members of this genus contain furocoumarins, which increase skin sensitivity to sunlight and may cause dermatitis[
E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea.
Grassy places in woods in lowland and hills, C. and S. Japan[
]. Damp soils in China[
]. Forest margins, shrubby thickets, slopes, streamsides; at elevations from 200 - 800 metres[
Species in this genus generally grow best in a deep moist fertile soil in dappled shade or full sun[
Plants are reliably perennial if they are prevented from setting seed[
Leaves and shoots - cooked[
]. The leaves are boiled and then eaten with oil and salt. A fragrant aroma[
]. Used as 'namul' in Korea - this is a cooked side dish prepared by steaming or blanching the vegetables, placing them in small serving bowls with sesame oil seasoning and serving them at room temperature[
The roots are used in the important traditional Chinese medicine 'qian hu'. It is particularly valued in the treatment of colds, coughs, and fevers[
The root is analgesic, antiarthritic, antipyretic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitussive, carminative, expectorant, lenitive, stimulant, stomachic and tonic[
]. It is used in the treatment of coughs with thick phlegm, asthma and upper respiratory tract infections[
Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe since the seed only has a short viability[
]. Seed can also be sown in the spring, though germination rates will be lower. It requires light for germination[
]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a cold frame for their first winter, planting them out into their permanent positions in the spring.
The seed can also be sow in situ as soon as it is ripe.