Name Angelica Root Essential Oil, France
Category Essential Oils
Species Angelica archangelica L. var. archangelica, fam.
Method Steam Distillation
Angelica Root Essential Oil, France
Angelica Archangelica, Angelica Root Essential Oil, France, part used root, method steam distillation, origin France, sold in weight 1 ounce to 2.20 pounds.
Angelica Archangelica, Angelica Root Essential Oil, France, the stems were chewed during the plague of 1660 to prevent infection.
Alpha Pinene [5-8%]
Alpha and Beta Phellandrene [3-6%0]
Action: Angelica is an anticoagulant, is sedating to the nervous system, and it reduces inflammation of the intestinal wall. Emotionally, Angelica is calming, assisting in the release of pent-up negative feelings.
Traditional Uses: Angelica known as the "holy spirit root" or the "oil of angels" by the Europeans, angelica's healing powers were so strong that it was believed to be of divine origin. From the time of Paracelsus, Angelica was credited with the ability to protect from the plague. The stems were chewed durning the plague of 1660 to prevent infection. When burned, the seeds and roots were thought to purify the air.
Indications: Bruises, colic, coughs, respiratory infections, indigestion, menopause, premenstrual tension, loss of appetite, and rheumatic conditions.
Application: Apply to Vita Flex points of the shoulders on the bottom of the feet, or use in a cold air diffuser.
Fragrant Influence: Angelica is soothing and calming and helps release and let go of negative feelings by bringing memories back to the point of origin before trauma or anger was experienced.
Safety Data: If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult your physician. Avoid if diabetic. Avoid direct sunlight after use.
Companion Oils: Patchouli oil, Vetiver oil, Clary Sage oil, and most citrus oils.
NOTE: Because angelica contains bergopten, it may be photo-sensitizing and should not be applied to skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight or ultraviolet light within 3 days.
The light, slightly peppery top note is attributed to Phellandrene (monoterpene), the dominant component. The middle notes are herbaceous-earthy and woody and "slightly musky animal like with a spicy undertone." Lactones; minor components occurring in small amounts cause these "special effects" and are probably the reason Angelica Root Oil blends and harmonizes so well. One of these lactones is Cyclopentadecanolide. Angelica Root Oil is highly respected in the aromatics industry. It blends well with Patchouli, Opopanax, Costus, Sage Clary, Vetiver, Oakmoss, Coumarin, Citrus Colognes, and Oriental Bases.