Angelica Root Essential Oil

Angelica root

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.