Angelica Root Essential Oil - Packed with Uses & Benefits

Angelica Root Essential Oil  

We’d like to go deeper with you into  Angelica Root Essential Oil’s many uses & benefits before you actually buy it. This oil has an arsenal of healing properties! The root of the angelica tree is the major source of essential oil through steam distillation. The oil color ranges from clear to a light brownish yellow. The seeds are also a source of clear essential oil, but we will focus on the root oil in this blog post.

History

The angelica plant has been long cultivated as ornamental and as a vegetable before the use of angelica root essential oil became popular in Scandinavia in the 12th century for its medicinal benefits and healing abilities. By then, Angelica was already growing wild in Sweden, Denmark, France, and Russia. During the 1660 plagues, the usefulness of angelica spread to Europe and China where the aromatic stems were chewed to stop infection and as a health tonic. The roots and seeds were also burned to purify the air.

The herbal and therapeutic properties of angelica root created a very striking history. Eventually, applications became broader as it was used in America and other parts of the world as blending oil in aromatherapy. Angelica root was also proven effective in improving blood circulation, purifying the lymph system and reducing uric acid. The most prominent Angelica Root Essential Oil producing countries today are the UK, China, Germany, Belgium, Hungary, and India.

Plant Description

The angelica plant belongs to the Apiaceae family. It is a small tree that grows from 1 to 3 meters tall. This plant appears very ornamental with wide, pinned hairy leaves and clusters of white to greenish-white or yellow-green umbrella-like flowers. The entire angelica plant is very aromatic or sweetly scented. It is a biennial plant that only grows its leaves on the first year, with hollow stems that can reach a height of up to 6 feet in the second year.

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Aroma

Angelica Root Essential Oil smells peppery, spicy, herbaceous, earthy, musky, or slightly woody depending on how you perceive the aroma. The spicy and musky aroma of this essential oil makes it a favorite ingredient in perfumery. Aside from perfumes, it is also considered a valuable ingredient in cosmetics, lotions, and soaps because of its tenacious scent. Just a little of our Angelica Root Essential Oil goes a long, long way.

 

2 Common Uses of Angelica Root Essential Oil

Angelica Root Essential Oil can be used topically in aromatherapy and inhalation from a vaporizer or diffuser.

1. For fighting stress and anxiety.

 Inhaling Angelica Root Essential Oil reduces stress and anxiety as it decreases stress hormones. The same effect is acquired when the body is massaged with this oil.

Simply Earth’s Relaxing Bath Salts recipe can help you unwind after a long day. Mix 2 drops of Angelica Root, 3 drops of Lavender, 1 drop of Cedarwood, 2 tablespoons of Jojoba Oil and a half cup of Epsom salts. Stir everything together and add to a full bath for a relaxing soak!

2. For pain relief:

Women suffering from monthly cycle pain can get relief by using a compress with a diluted form of this oil. It is also good for headaches, fatigue, nausea, sleeplessness, fever, and flu.

Angelica Root Essential Oil Uses

Healthy Benefits

  1. Relaxant: It offers relaxation to the body, mind and nervous system. It is particularly beneficial in people suffering from hypertension, anger, depression, shock, or anxiety.

  2. Anti-spasmodic:Angelica Root Essential Oil provides relief from uncomfortable spasms by relaxing the muscles.

  3. Depurative: Angelica Root efficiently helps purify the blood and eliminates many possible ailments associated with poor circulation. This is important to protect the heart. It speeds up detoxification that removes wastewater by sweating harmful fat and uric acid from the body.

 

Conclusion

The green earthy aroma of angelica oil reminds us of the quiet green forests where you can get away from stress, anxiety, depression or fear. It enables you to release negative thoughts and feelings with just a drop. Get sound and peaceful sleep with Angelica Root Essential Oil diffused or massaged under your feet. Remove those pains with this eco-friendly product that you can buy from Simply Earth.

Safety Reminders You Shouldn’t Miss

  • If you are allergic to bees or bee stings, do not apply Angelica Root Essential Oil on your skin when going out to places where you suspect the presence of bees. Bees are attracted to the scent of angelica.

  • Don’t expose skin to direct sunlight within 24 hours of application of any product with Angelica Root Essential Oil because this oil is highly photosensitizing. It may cause skin irritation. Avoid using on babies and during pregnancy.

Katie Veldkamp
Katie Veldkamp


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