Type of plant: Tall herb with large flower heads carrying clusters of small, ball-like, green-white flowers
Part used: Roots
Method of extraction: Steam distillation
Data: Not to be confused with angelica seed oil.
The stems, leaves, roots, and seeds of this plant are all aromatic. Angelica has been used in many countries’ systems of medicine throughout history See Angelica Seed below.
Principal places of production: Belgium, France, China, Spain, Russia, Egypt, India, Hungary, Holland, Germany
When buying look for: From colorless through pale yellow, darkening to light amber with age, with a musky, spicy, rooty aroma
Therapeutic properties: Anti-infectious, antispasmodic, antitussive, diuretic, mucolytic, stomachic
Therapeutic uses: Coughs, sinus infection, viral infection, rheumatism, arthritis, gout, physical fatigue, stress-related conditions; fortifying and strengthening
Blends well with: Black pepper, cajuput, cardamom, cedarwood, chamomile german, cypress, elemi, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, juniper berry, lemon, manuka, marjoram (sweet), niaouli, orange (sweet), palmarosa, ravensara, rosalina, tea tree, turmeric, vetiver, yarrow
Precautionary advice: Has photosensitization potential; avoid sunlight exposure after application. Best avoided during pregnancy and while breast-feeding. GRAS status.