Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Angelica Root Oil

Angelica Root

Angelica archangelica

Plant profile: Angelica is an herb that has been highly regarded in Western herbal tradition since medieval times, angelica is now cultivated for essential oil extraction in countries including Germany and Hungary. The entire plant is aromatic. Angelica grows to about six feet (2 meters) high and has beautiful spherical heads of small flowers. The pungent root has been used in herbal medicine for hundreds of years as a general cleanser and detoxifier.
Fragrance profile: Angelica is sweet and aniseed-like, with a rich, warm, and woody note that is released as it evaporates.
Main Uses: Angelica eases muscular aches, soothes arthritic joints and rheumatic pains; eases indigestion problems and wind and improves poor appetite; an overall energy tonic and revitalizer, especially in the springtime.
Safety information: Angelica essential oil is phototoxic. After any application to the skin, avoid direct exposure to strong sunlight or a sun bed for twelve hours. Angelic oil is best avoided in pregnancy.

Skin:Relieves skin irritation.

Muscles: For use aginst arthritis.Helps with gout.Helps with rheumatism. Helps with water retention.Respiratory: Helps with bronchitis. Helps with coughs.

Digestive: Helps to prevent flatulence. Helps digestion.

Nervous System: Relieves migraines.Relieves fatigue.Helps with stress-related disorders.Helps with nervous strain.

Immune System: Fights viral infections, common cold and influenza.
Massage: Works as an effective massage oil.
Other Uses: Helps with dysmenorrhoea.

Blends Well With: Patchouli· Vetiver· Clary Sage

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