The effect of angelica root
Angelica contains in its roots substances that relax and calm the tension in the irritable stomach. Because of its antispasmodic effect the root is used as a remedy for the feeling of fullness and slight flatulence.
As part of Iberogast® the Angelica root can balance the irritable stomach: Its extracts showed relaxing effects on the upper part of the stomach and tonicizing effect on slack muscles such as the ones found in the lower, transporter area of the stomach. Angelica was also shown to regulate gastric acid production. As a result, digestion can be balanced.
In addition, angelica has an anti-inflammatory effect. Because of the analgesic and blood circulation-promoting properties it was used in folk medicine for muscle soreness and tension. Since angelica can irritate the skin due to its phototoxic properties, any external application should be carried out with caution.