"No-dake" (Angelica decursiva) belongs to the Apiaceae (the Carrot family). It is a perennial herb that is native to Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu, as well as the Korean Peninsula and China. This herb grows in forests and forest edges of hills and fields, and can reach 1-1.5 m in height. The leaves are pinnately trifoliolate, arranged in alternate, with swollen petioles. The dark purple, small flowers bloom in the compound umbels from September to November. Its root is called "Zenko" (Peucedanum root) and used as a herbal medicine for anti-fever, pain relief or expectorant.