Angelica

Angelica archangelica
Botanical name: 
Angelica archangelica

Fresh, strong and warm

Please note: The information below is meant to give a brief outline of how an oil can be applied by a trained aromatherapist.
Please do not use this information as a guide for how to use essential oils at home.

Properties and applications: 
Expectorant - mucous coughs, bronchitis, catarrh
Immune Stimulant - colds, coughs, influenza
Anti Spasmodic - cramps, colic, nausea, nervous diarrhoea, asthma
Stimulant, Emotional Tonic - frustration, tiredness, debility, chronic stress-related conditions
Antiseptic, Antimicrobial - bacterial, fungal and viral infections
Diuretic/Cleansing - toxin build up
Family: 
Apiaceae / Umbelliferae
Country of origin: 
Belgium, Holland, Germany, across Europe
Part of plant used: 
Roots
Method of extraction: 
Steam distillation
Blends with: 
Spicy and citrus oils.
Chemical character: 
Terpene type
Safety information: 
Caution phototoxic: no more than 4 drops in 30ml.
Odour profile: 
Fresh, clear and delicately spicy.
Plant description: 
Tall herb with feathery leaves, green-white umbrella-like flowers and complex roots..
Historical use: 
Folklore has it that Angelica was a cure for the plague.

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