Angelica koreana Maxim.
Angelica mongolica Franch.
Angelica peucedanoides H.Wolff
Angelica smithii H.Wolff
Ostericum grosseserratum (Maxim.) Kitag.
Ostericum koreanum (Maxim.) Kitag.
Angelica grosseserrata is a herbaceous, perennial plant growing 80 - 100cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine.
All members of this genus contain furocoumarins, which increase skin sensitivity to sunlight and may cause dermatitis[
E. Asia - Russian Far East, Korea.
Meadows and amongst shrubs[
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[
Young leaves - cooked[
The root is analgesic, antispasmodic, diaphoretic, diuretic[
]. A tincture is used in the treatment of apoplexy, swellings - especially of the feet, catarrh, dropsy, headache, leprosy, puerperium[
The plant contains angelic, linoleic, oleic, palmitic and stearic acids[
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.