Monday, 29 July 2013


Botanical nameAngelica 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.
Chemical composition
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.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Uses of Angelica root oil

·      Angelica root essential oil is known to have a sedative and positive effect on the nervous and adrenal system alleviating conditions such as stress, anxiety and lethargy.

·      Angelica root essential oil has even been used as a general strengthening tonic for the entire digestive tract.

·      It may be useful in relieving indigestion, nervous stomach, and diverticulitis.

·      This essential oil is believed to alleviate muscle and intestinal spasms, cleanse digestive systems, revitalize and stimulate digestive and endocrine systems.

·      Angelica root essential oil is believed to have the ability to stimulate the circulatory system and help to remove toxins from the body.

·      When the body has suffered a depletion of strength this essential oil has been used for rebuilding energy.

·      It is used during the recuperative period following chronic illnesses, or conditions such as post-partum or immune system disorders.

·      The essential oil can be used as an aphrodisiac and to promote fertility.

·      It is used to stimulate menstruation, to prevent blood clotting and to prevent water retention in the body.

·      It is used to relieve the symptoms of PMS and for women's issues in general.

·      Angelica root essential oil can be used as a tonic in the form of baths; massage blends, or applied, blended with carrier oils to the abdominal area.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013


             CALAMUS OIL
              MEDICINAL USES:
·      The aroma and stimulating properties of the calamus root has been used to treat digestive problems down the ages.

·      It improves the functioning of the stomach and reduces problems such as cramps, dyspepsia, flatulence and indigestion.

·      Calamus also stimulates the uterus leading to regular menstrual cycles.

·      Calamus improves the recovery process of the brain and nervous system especially after a stroke.

·      When applied on the skin, calamus can provide relief for skin problems such as burns, rashes, varicose veins, boils, and rheumatic pain.

·      The effects of a few drops of calamus oil in a warm bath can help reduce fatigue and exhaustion.

·      The exchange and trade of the calamus herb has been carried out since ancient times. Apart from the medical uses of acorus calamus, its oil is also used in the production of perfumes.

·      Calamus is also believed to be an aphrodisiac due to its stimulant properties.

·      Calamus is a greatly valued herb in Ayurveda, as its stimulating aroma rejuvenates the brain and the nervous system. It is also effective against digestive disorders.

·      The root of the plant is internally used to treat bronchitis, sinusitis etc. It has the wonderful power of stimulating and normalizing the appetite. In small doses, it also serves to reduce stomach acidity.

·      The plant is externally used to treat skin eruptions, rheumatic pains and neuralgia.

·      It is also believed to remedy arthritis, cancer, convulsions, diarrhea, dyspepsia, epilepsy etc.

·      The root is also used to make a type of tea. Warm calamus tea works to soothe sore throat, when drunk warm or gargled with.

·      A homeopathic remedy is made from the roots of the plant, which is used to treat flatulence, dyspepsia, anorexia and disorders of the gall bladder.

·      Due to its aroma, calamus is also used to make essential oil. The calamus essential oil is much valued in the perfume industry.

·      The herb was added to wine in Europe. The root of the plant is also one of the possible ingredients of absinthe.