What are the side effects of angelica?
No health risks or side effects are described for Angelica archangelica, if given in the recommended therapeutic doses.
– Contact dermatitis. Direct contact with the fresh plant can cause contact dermatitis, irritate the skin and mucous membranes.
– Primary Photosensitization. Contact with the plant can cause photosensitization and this may cause dermatitis, different degrees of heat stroke: from skin rashes to blisters and persistent hyperpigmentation (“dermatitis of the meadows”). In very sensitive people it can cause fever, loss of appetite, headache and respiratory disorders.
– Its essential oil is toxic and should not be ingested. It can only be used externally.
Can you take wild celery in pregnancy and lactation?
No treatment is recommended in pregnant women and during lactation.
Angelica archangelica essential oil is toxic and was used in ancient times, in large doses as an abortifacient. It also has other toxic components, which are activated by sun exposure.
Avoid sunbathing and intense ultraviolet radiation while your are treated with wild celery.
More information about wild celery in the listing above