Angelica root diluted in Jojoba oil
Archangelica var himalaica
Root, Steam Distilled, India
Angelica is a wonderful remedy for digestive complaints including acid reflux, flatulence, gastritis, stomach ulcers, hiccups, and low appetite, (can be useful in treating anorexia). It is also useful as a compress for lung ailments such as bronchitis or pneumonia, and influenza. It is a valuable oil for reducing uric acid levels in the bloodstream, making it a good remedy for gout and other rheumatic conditions. It is a relaxant that can help with nervous tension, and is also considered an aphrodisiac.
Known in the Middle ages as the Angels’ Herb, Angelica Root has almost miraculous healing powers and is renowned for its diverse therapeutic values. For more information regarding Angelica Root’s benefits in support of the respiratory, digestive, and circulatory systems, please see:
Angelica Root oil is also highly valued for use in natural perfumery. Our Angelica Root CO2 select extract has a very fine, delicate aroma, yet it is extremely tenacious - a little goes a long way.
Please be aware that Angelica Root is highly phototoxic – it should not be used topically before going into sunlight. Also, it is best to avoid use during pregnancy.
Aromatic Profile: Rich earthy, green herbaceous aroma with peppery top notes and clean spicy/woody back notes; extremely tenacious.
Appearance: Deep gold/yellow, clear, transparent, somewhat viscous liquid.
Use: Aromatherapy, Natural Perfumery
Blending Suggestions: Dilute well and add drop by drop to your blends until the desired effect is achieved.
Blends Well with: Amber Oil, Fossilized, Bergamot and other citrus oils, Clary Sage, Lime, Oakmoss, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Vetiver. Angelic root is “a remarkably good fixative…”1 It has “unique tenacity and great diffusive power…”2
Safety Considerations: Has GRAS status (Generally Recognized as Safe), however the IFRA recommends that for applications to areas of skin exposed to sunshine, Angelica Root oil be limited to a maximum of 0.8% in products applied to the skin (except for wash-off products) to avoid phototoxicity.3 A patch test should be performed before use for those with sensitive skin.
1 Rhind, Jennifer Peace. Fragrance and Wellbeing – Plant Aromatics and Their Influence on the Psyche, 2014, p. 210, citing Johar, A.J. (ed.) Poucher’s Perfumes, Cosmetics and Soaps. Volume 1: The Raw Materials of Perfumery, 9th ed., 1991, London, Chapman and Hall.
2 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, p. 63.
3 Tisserand, Robert and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed., 2014, p. 194.
4 Aromatherapy for Health Professionals, 4th ed., by Shirley and Len Price, 2012, pp. 95, 102, 244.
5 Essential Oils – A Handbook for Aromatherapy Practice, by Jennifer Peace Rhind, 2012, p. 221-2.
6 The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils, by Julia Lawless, 2013, pp. 36-8.
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