This sweet 'herb of the angels' is a member of the parsley family and was once thought to be a remedy against witchcraft poison and plague. Its pale green celery-like stalks stimulate production of digestive juices improves the flow of bile into the digestive tract and combats digestive spasms. Angelica is also used to flavor gin and sweet wines. Candied angelica is used to decorate cakes and desserts.