Botanical name: Angelica officinalis.
Common Name: Angelica.
Part Used: Root.
Odor: Fresh, peppery, woody, herbaceous.
Color: pale yellow.
Production Method: Steam Distillation.
The oil is extracted from the roots, rhizome and seeds by steam distillation.
The essential oil is composed of various chemical constituents such as; a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, sabinene, a-phellandrene, myrcene, limonene, b-phellandrene, cis-ocimene, trans-ocimene, p-cymene, terpinolene, copaene, bornyl acetate, terpinen-4-ol, cryptone, b-bisabolene, rho-cymen-8-ol, humulene oxide, tridecanolide and pentadecanolide.
Anti Spasmodic: Essential Oil of Angelica gives relief from the painful symptoms of severe coughs, cramps, convulsions, obstructed blood circulations, aches in stomach.
Carminative: Angelica Oil is beneficial in troubles related with gas, such as indigestion, stomachaches, headaches, cramps, flatulence, nausea, rise in the blood pressure etc.
Depurative: The Essential Oil of Angelica is diuretic (promotes urination) and diaphoretic (promotes sweating) and thus it speeds up removal of toxins like uric acid and others, excess salt and water, fat & bile etc. from the body through urine and sweat, thus giving relief from ailments associated with their accumulation. Thus, it also lowers blood pressure and reduces fat (protecting your heart) apart from giving relief from troubles like rheumatism, arthritis, gout, renal calculi etc.
Diaphoretic: This oil promotes sweating and lower potassium content in the blood and thereby reduction in the blood pressure, lower fat content and decrease weight, remove uric acid and other toxins and give relief from rheumatism and arthritis etc.
Digestive: Angelica Essential Oil also promotes digestion by stimulating secretion of digestive juices like acids and bile into the stomach. It also promotes proper movement of the food through the intestines and absorption of the digested food by intestinal villi.
Diuretic: Being a diuretic, Angelica Essential Oil increases frequency and quantity of urination which helps remove excess water, salts, fat (urine contains fats up to 4% of the total urine) and toxins like uric acid.
Hepatic: The Essential Oil of Angelica gives a good protection to liver and makes it function well by stimulating secretions from the liver. It also protects liver from infections and helps heal wounds in it.
Emenagogue: This oil also trigger opens the obstructed menstruations and makes them regular. As bonus, one gets relief from the other symptoms associated with periods such as headache, abdominal cramp, nausea, vomiting, fatigue etc.
Expectorant: Being an expectorant, the Essential Oil of Angelica clears accumulation of phlegm in the respiratory tracts and also fights the infection causing cold, thereby giving relief from cough, cold, sinusitis, congestion in the lungs etc.
Febrifuge: This essential oil is also capable of reducing fever by fighting the infections causing fever. The diaphoretic and the diuretic properties of this oil also contribute to this effect, since removal of toxins and wastes from the body speeds up recovery from infections and perspiration helps reduce fever.
Nervine: This oil acts as a tonic for the nerves. It is effective in treating nervous afflictions and disorders and in strengthening nerves. This, being a relaxant and a stimulant at the same time, sedates the nerves afflictions and relaxes them in cases of shock, hyper-reactivity etc. as well as stimulates them to make us more active and alert.
Relaxant: Angelica oil has a relaxing effect on the body, the mind and the nervous system. This becomes particularly beneficial in situations of shock, depression, anxiety, anger, hypertension etc.
Stimulant: It is a stimulant for the systems functioning inside the body. It stimulates blood circulation, secretion of hormones, enzymes and other juices and also stimulates metabolic processes including digestion & absorption and excretion.
Stomachic: It maintains stomach in a good shape by maintaining proper balance of acids and bile in it and by protecting it from infections. It also helps heal any sort of wound or ulcer in the stomach.
Tonic: Angelica oil promotes all round development of health, boosts growth and strengthens immune system of the body.