While reading through the American Botanical Commission’s description of Angelica archangelica, the land it thrives in caught my attention. My college textbook indicated Angelica prefers a cooler growing climate (4), but the American Botanical Company’s information more specifically states its natural habitats are Iceland, Lapland, Scotland, and Holland. (5) That intrigued me because I have a theory that wherever the native healing herbs are prolific, there is a general weakness in the human body in the same geographic region; not only are the herbs created by Design to withstand the climate of the area, but they are created to be needed by those in proximity. “Relationship” is the word that comes to mind. I looked up the primary diseases of Iceland, Lapland, Scotland and Holland. The top major risk-of-disease factors are dietary (digestive) and smoking. According to HealthData.org
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- Murray, C. (2010) GBD Profile: Iceland: Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation. Retrieved May 20, 2017 @ http://www.healthdata.org/sites/default/files/files/country_profiles/GBD/ihme_gbd_country_report_iceland.pdf (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
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- (2013). American Botanical Council: Herbal Medicine. Retrieved May 20, 2017, from http://cms.herbalgram.org/herbstream/achs/HerbalMedicine/index.html#param.wapp?sw_page=@@@@@@expEView%3Fufgp%3DAngelicaroot.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.