The genus Angelica Features tall, robust, aromatic plants that likely originated in the temperate coastal regions of the Northern Hemisphere. The plants can reach to nine feet in height, with a large bipinnate leaves with umbels made of greenish-white flowers. Angelica archangelica is probably native to Syria; the roots, leaves, and seeds are used to treat colds, urinary elements, indigestion, and anxiety. In Chinese medicine, Angelica sinensis is known as dong quai, or female ginseng. It may help to reduce pain, dilate blood vessels, stimulate or relax your uterine muscles, and enhance the immune system. The dried roots is rich and vitamin B12, zinc, thiamine, riboflavin, potassium, magnesium, and iron.