A perennial plant of the Apiaceae family native to the Izu Islands of Japan. It is said that even if you pick it today, it will sprout tomorrow. According to the farmer, angelica grows slowly in winter when the temperature is low, but in spring it grows faster, and the next day after picking, new shoots start to appear and it seems to be rushed to harvest. It seems that if the harvest is not well planned, the leaves will grow too hard and become hard. Also, it seems that you have to be careful not to pick the buds. When it doesn’t rain, it needs watering every day. As early as in the Edo period, Ekiken Kaibara (1630-1714) wrote Yamato Honzo, 1709, which states that Hachijojima is located on the sea 287 km south of central Tokyo, and is administratively divided 14 km northwest-southeast where two volcanoes, Higashiyama and Nishiyama, converge. , an island 7.5 km northeast to southwest. Both Nishiyama (also known as Mt. Hachijo Fuji) and Higashiyama (also known as Miharayama) are stratovolcanoes mainly composed of basalt. Higashiyama volcano was active from 100,000 years ago to about 3,700 years ago, and more than once. Formed a caldera, mainly basalt, containing andesite and a small amount of dacite. There is no eruption record and erosion has progressed.) It is introduced as a medicinal herb that is expected to have a nourishing and tonic effect.
When the stems and roots of angelica are cut, yellow juice overflows from inside. It seems that it is not seen in plants of the Apiaceae family other than this agricultural product. This yellow juice is the biggest feature, and it contains C15H12O (a valuable polyphenolic ingredient, and chalcones are said to have antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory effects, as well as prevent blood clots from forming. It is also speculated that it has the effect of suppressing visceral fat and eliminating visceral fat. In addition, animal experiments have shown that it is effective in suppressing the rise of blood sugar and suppressing the onset of diabetes. Therefore, in humans, it is expected to suppress the rise in blood sugar level and promote the uptake of glucose into cells, which is expected to act like insulin). seems to be absent in most plants.