Pure Angelica Root
Angelica archangelica or Angelica officinalis
Extraction method / Source
Steam Distilled / Young roots
Herbaceous, sweet, woody, musky, spicy
Top, middle and base
Alpha-pinene, beta-phellandrene, limonene, theta-3-carene
Botanical family: Umbelliferae or Apiaceae
Native to Syria, Angelica archangelica is a highly aromatic biennial herb which grows to 6 feet in height. It produces bright green leaves, umbels of yellow-green flowers and thick, fleshy roots. It is now cultivated in a number of temperate areas.
Regions of Production
Cultivated without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides
Antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cholagogue, depurative, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, nervine, stomachic, tonic. (Battaglia, 2003, Shutes, 2014)
(Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.)
Uses / Benefits
Added to massage oil, it promotes lymph drainage, relieves fluid retention and arthritis symptoms, reduces cellulite. It is a nerve tonic and is recommended for weakness, fatigue, nervousness and stress related disorders. As an expectorant, it is useful in the management of chronic respiratory conditions, coughs and sinus infections. Angelica root essential oil is used in natural perfumes, and to fragrance soaps, skin creams and lotions. (Battaglia, 2003)
Promotes strength in the spirit and mind. Recommended for those who are afraid, indecisive or who lack perseverence. (Battaglia, 2003)
Modes of Administration
Inhalation: Direct Inhalation, Diffuser, Oil Vaporizer, Aromatherapy Inhaler
Non-toxic and non-irritating. It is phototoxic, sensitizing the skin to UV light.
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