|Latin Name||Angelica archangelica|
|Synonyms||Garden angelica, European angelica|
|Extraction||Distillation of the seeds|
|Origin||Native to Europe and Siberia|
|Plant characteristics||A large hairy plant with ferny leaves and umbels of white flowers. It has a strong aromatic scent and a large root/rhizome|
|Oil characteristics||Pale yellow oil with a rich earthy, aniseed aroma.|
|Traditional use||Used to strengthen the heart and stimulate the circulation and the immune system. Also used to increase the appetite and promote fertility.
Useful for respiratory problems such as coughs and asthma and is also soothing muscle aches and painful joints. One of the most useful oil to use during convalescence to restore strength and stamina. Can aid weakness and fatigue and support the immune system. Has excellent detoxifying and diuretic properties and is good for lymphatic draining massage.
|Blends well with||Patchouli, Clary, Vetiver and Lemon Essential Oils|
|Cautions and comments||No known contra-indications. Avoid use during pregnancy or on young babies and children.|
|Main chemical constituents||Terpenes (50%) alcohols (40%) camphor (20%). Also coumarins.|
How to use?
4-5 drops in bath, on tissue or in a vaporiser. 15 drops in 50ml carrier.
WARNING – do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in cool, dark place