Botanical Name : Angelica archangelica
Common Method of Extraction : Steam Distilled
Part Typically Used : Root
Color : Pale Yellow
Consistency : Thin
Perfumery Note : Base
Strength of Initial Aroma : Medium - Strong
Aromatic Description : Fresh, peppery, woody, herbaceous.
Here in the midwest, I had grown Angelica for a couple seasons. Its height and distinctive appearance was a unique backdrop to my other herbs. It is the root that is most
frequently used for its arsenal of therapeutic properties.
A number of sources indicate that Angelica Root Oil may help fight infections, stimulate the immune system and help motivate the elimination of toxins.
Angelica Root Essential Oil also has a history of aromatherapy use towards combating stress, anxiety and exhaustion.
Aromatically, I find the aroma of Angelica Root Essential Oil to be pleasant. It is known for its use in perfumery and fragrancing. You will likely find Angelica Root Oil
to be one that you don't prefer to use on its own, and will likely prefer to blend it with other oils. It's woody and peppery aroma blends well with wood oils like Cedarwood,
Juniper Berry Oil, some of the spice oils, and I also enjoy blending it with Orange or Bergamot Oils.
Angelica Root is said to be a key ingredient in the flavoring of Benedictine and Chartreuse, both distinctively flavored liquors.
Angelica Root Essential Oil is a phototoxic oil. Several sources indicate that Angelica Root Oil contains bergapten, the same constituent that is responsible for the
phototoxicity of Bergamot Essential Oil.Benefits, uses & precautions:
Dull skin, exhaustion, gout, psoriasis, toxin build-up, water retention.