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Angelica Root Essential Oil

Angelica archangelica

Angelica Root Essential Oil
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Powerful oil for anxiety, respiratory and digestive issues.

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Essential Facts

Notes & Use

What Stillpoint "Nose"

Angelica Root Essential Oil is also known as the Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit Root, Archangel Root and Oil of Angels. This oil probably got its name because its healing powers were so great and vast that the origin must have been from a Divine Source. 

Traditionally, Angelica Root Essential Oil has been considered an effective tonic for the digestive system due to its carminative & cholagogue properties. It is recommended for flatulence, gastritis, and stomach ulcers. It can also be effective when dealing with hiccough and anorexia.

This essential oil is also beneficial for the respiratory system. It is a mild expectorant with anti infectious qualities which makes it an effective inhalant for chronic bronchitis, asthma, the flu, pneumonia, sinus infections, and coughs.

In China, Angelica Root is known as the “female Ginseng”. It is used for “women’s troubles” relating to menstruation and menopause and to help with problems of the heart and circulation. Angelica is considered to be a very powerful lymph and blood purifier.

Because of its ability to reduce excess uric acid levels in the blood, is a valuable remedy for the relief of gout, rheumatism and some forms of arthritis.

Angelica Root Essential Oil  has been known to rebuild strength after any condition that depletes the body's energy. It can be useful in convalescence after chronic illness and to strengthen the emotional body. Angelica Root’s effect on the psychological body is one of revitalization and restoration… alleviating feelings of hopelessness. It is ideal for fatigue and stress related disorders.

Botany

Angelica grows to 6ft fall. Its leaves are composed of small leaflets. The flowers blossom in July, are yellow or green in color, with umbels, bearing pale yellow fruits. Angelica grows in damp soil, preferably near rivers or deposits of water. 

Energetics

Energetic, Spiritual, and Emotional Qualities of Angelica Root

Angelica Root helps connect us with our Divine Femininity.  This essential oil helps remove old, false limiting beliefs that we may hold that bind us. When we are looking for an essential oil to help us feel more free and open energetically and spiritually, Angelica Root will open the temple doors for us.
  • Connection to the angelic realm/divine energies
  • Alleviates feeling of hopelessness
  • Protective
  • Cleanses the auric field and assists in letting go and moving on 
  • Emotionally restorative and uplifting 
  • Release of negative pattering
  • Depth of dreaming and sweet dreams
  • Grounding yet expansive

Energetically, this essential oil assists the user to be open to the angelic realm, source energy and higher self.

We have found this essential oil very useful when one is feeling blocked or cut off from their higher self, guides or higher information. Angelica Root essential oil is very effective when working with the Root (1st chakra) , which deals with survival, living on the planet and grounding, Heart (4th chakra), which deals with love for self and love for the Divine, Brow (6th chakra), which deals with spiritual gift of seeing as well as how we see ourselves and how we see the world, and the Crown (7th chakra), which deals with our higher information and connection to the Divine.

Angelica Root Essential Oil is steam distilled from the dried roots of the Angelica plant. Essential oils that come from the roots are good for grounding and support. These essential oils have an earthy aroma, and are reminiscent of the essence and stillness of ancient forests.

Angelica Root  is a wonderful essential oil for times of high anxiety, fear, depression and instability. We have also found Angelica Essential OIl to have a protective quality about it. The fragrance of Angelica essential oil may help release negative feelings from traumatic events.

A drop or two on the soles of the feet before bedtime can be a wonderful sleep aid and also call in beautiful dreams. A little of this oil goes a long long way

Chemistry

Aroma-Chemistry of Angelica Root

Angelica is phototoxic because of the furcoumarins present in the oil. Furocoumarins are photosensitizers, causing development of irregular pigmentation and potential burning if the skin is exposed to the sun within a few hours after use. Even when appearing in small amounts, furocumarins can have this effect.  Angelica exhibits spasmolytic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial & antifungal activity due to the a-pinene (26%) present in the oil. The 17.4% delta-3-carene brings mucolytic & anti-inflammatory properties to the oil as well. 

Recipes & Blends

Recipes and Blends

Sweet Dreams Blend

1 drop Angelica Root Essential Oil (Angelica archangelica)
3 drops Spikenard Essential Oil (Nardostachys jatamansi)
2 drops Cape Chamomile Essential Oil (Eriocephalus punctulatus)
8 drops Lavender Essential Oil (Lavender angustifolia)

Blend in 1 ounce of lotion and apply to soles of the feet before bedtime.

Blends Well With...

Orange, Sweet Essential Oil, Maritime Pine Essential Oil, Chamomile, Cape Essential Oil, Chamomile, German Essential Oil - Nepal, Chamomile, Roman Essential Oil, Eucalyptus plenisima Essential Oil, Eucalyptus masala Essential Oil, Eucalyptus polybractea Essential Oil, Eucalyptus radiata Essential Oil - True, Eucalyptus globulus Essential Oil - Corsica (aged), Tea Tree (Melaleuca) Essential Oil, Thyme ct geraniol Essential Oil, Eucalyptus globulus Essential Oil - Portugal, Frankincense carterii Essential Oil, Frankincense frereana Essential Oil, Geranium Essential Oil - South Africa, Geranium Essential Oil - Egypt, Kunzea Essential Oil, Lavandin, Super Essential Oil, Lavender Fine Essential Oil - France, Lemon, Cold Pressed Essential Oil, Myrtle, Green Essential Oil Corsica, Neroli Essential Oil, Palmarosa Essential Oil, Balsam Copaiba Essential Oil, Sandalwood spicatum Essential Oil - Australia, Rose Otto Essential Oil - Bulgaria, Rosemary Cineole Essential Oil, Lemon, Steam Distilled Essential Oil , Lavender Essential Oil - Bulgaria, Sandalwood Essential Oil - Royal Hawaiian, Frankincense sacra Essential Oil
Safety Etc.

Safety Information for Angelica Root

According to Tisserand & Young,  Angelica Root is strong phototoxic essential oil. Avoid any sun exposure for 12 hours. Please do a test patch; can be skin irritating.
Maximum dermal use level: 0.8% to avoid phototoxicity
Due to Angelica essential oil's high monoterpene content, it is recommended that oxidation be avoided by storing in a dark, air tight container in a refrigerator.

References

  1. Battaglia S. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. 2nd ed. Australia: The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy; 2003. 
  2. Damon K., Damon P. Aromatherapy Scent and Psyche. Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press; 1995.
  3. Davis P. Aromatherapy an A-Z. New revised edition. England: C.W. Daniel Company Limited; 1999.
  4. Davis P. Subtle Aromatherapy. England: W. Daniel Company Limited; 2000 
  5. Haas M. Quick Reference Guide for 114 Important Essential Oils. San Rafeal, CA: Terra Linda Scent and Image; 2004

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