Botanical binomial: Angelica archangelica

Family: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)

Other names: N/A

Country of Origin: Eastern Europe

Part of plant used in production: Roots

Methods of production: Steam distillation

Description: Fern-like leaves of up to 2 meters high and umbels of flowers. The root is large and aromatic.
Characteristics: A strong, earthy, peppery fragrance
Properties: Antispasmodic, carminative, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, nervine, stimulant, tonic, stomachic, expectorant
Constituents: Alpha-pinene, camphene, sabinene, d-3-carene, alpha-phellanderene
Uses: A spiritual and nervine oil, angleica helps people re-balance their nervous systems and rediscover their inner stamina. It is also a fertilizer and can help regenerate sickly plants. Inhale in vapour or use topically.
Blends well with: Bergamot, clary sage, lavender, sandalwood, vetivier, pine, rosemary, juniper, cardamom, lemongrass, lemon, eucalyptus
Interesting Facts: : Used in purification rituals since the Middle Ages, this angel oil restores vitality and is particularly useful in the winter months. Traditional Chinese medicine uses Angelica root to scatter wind cold.
Safety: Not recommended for use during pregnancy. Non-toxic and non-irritant but is phototoxic so only apply at night or skin not exposed to the sun.
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