19 November 2008

Angelica Essential Oil also known as the 'holy spirit root' or 'oil of angels'. It is a delicate oil extracted from the root of Angelica, with ferny leaves and umbles of white flowers. There are over 30 different types of Angelica, but Angelica archangelica is the most commonly used medicinally. Siberian and Europe Angelica grows up to 6 feet tall, with 340 pounds of plant material needed to produce one pound of Angelica root essential oil.

The Chinese use at least 10 types of Angelica, well known in Chinese medicine for promoting fertility, fortifying spirit and for treating female disorders in general - Angelica's reputation for support is second only to Ginseng.

Botanical Name
Angelica archangelica

Part of Pant Used
Rhizome, seed, roots and herb itself

Origin
Africa. it is found in Germany, Scotland, Holland & Lapland

Color
Pale Yellow

Consistency/Viscosity
Thin - Medium Viscosity

Perfumery Note
Base

Aroma
Fresh, peppery, woody, herbaceous

Strength of Initial Aroma
Medium – Strong

Extraction Method
Steam distillation(CO2)

Constituents and Chemical Composition
Angelicin, Angelic acid , Bergaptene, Borneol, camphene, copaene, Coumarins, cryptone, humulene monoxide, Linalool, Limonene, myrcene, ocimene, pentadecanolide, Phenolic acids, Phellandrene(a,b), a-pinned, b-Pinene, sabinene, Sesquiterpenes, Sitosterol, terpinolene, tridecanolide, d-3-carene, p-cymene, terpinen-4-ol, B-bisabolene

Therapeutic Properties
Antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, carminative, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, hepatic, stimulant, stomachic, sedative, nervine, anticoagulant, expectorant, diaphoretic, depurative, febrifuge, and a general tonic

Uses for Health Benefits (Indications)
  • Angelica essential oil is considered a caminative and has a balancing and may have a calming, balancing and sedative effect on the nervous system. It may help release negative feelings from traumatic events, it is emotionally calming
  • Angelica flower essence is used to open the doorway to protection from spirit realm
  • Angelica may have a supportive effect on the adrenal glands
  • Angelica may rebuild strength after any condition that depletes the body's energy. It can be useful in convalescence after chronic illness, in instances of lowered immunity, after childbirth, and to strengthen the emotional body
  • Angelica oil can be helpful in cases of nervous stomach and tension-related digestive discomfort
  • Angelica essential oil can have a grounding effect for persons prone to anxiety. Angelica essential oil can be used as a nervine tonic in the form of baths, massage blends, or applied in a blend to the solar plexus
  • A circulatory stimulant, it may be useful in some cases for poor circulation in the lower extremities
  • Angelica has a long history of use in supporting respiratory conditions such as colds, coughs, and sinus problems
  • Other : dull congested skin, exhaution, irritation, diverticulosis, psoriasis, toxins build up, arthritis, rheumatism, water retention, bronchitis, gout, anemia, anorexia, flatulence, indigestion, fatigue, migraine

Precaution

  • Angelica oil may over stimulate the nervous system
  • extracted root of essential oil can cause photo-toxicity which in turn could cause irritation if the skin is exposed to the sun
  • Safety during pregnancy and diabetes should be taken
  • It should not be used by diabetics
  • Always test a small amount of Angelica oil first for sensitivity or allergic reaction
  • Internal use of Angelica may interfere with anticoagulant drugs

Blend With

Recipe

Abdominal Cramp Massage Blend : Massage as needed onto abdomen.

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