Angelica essential oil creates menstrual cramp relief and relief for pms. It is always been used in natural remedies for menopause especially in Chinese Medicine.
It is less known for a remedy for colds, coughs and infections although it had historically been used to prevent and combat plague. Because of its anti-coagulant properties it has been used to prevent blood clots particularly at the time of accidents and injuries.
Angelica oil is a natural appetite stimulant and also may be used for dog loss of appetite.
My favorite oil blends that contain Angelica are Awaken and Surrender. Both of these oils help to increase awareness and release to the way of the spirit or the angels!
What is the Genus Species? Angelica arcangelica. Sometimes referred to as “Female Ginseng”/
Why is this information important? It’s always important to know your genus species of your oil. Just the common name on the bottle doesn’t really tell you exactly what you’re getting.
Where did the name come from? Angelica comes from a Greek word “angelos” meaning “messenger”.
What Part of the Plant is Used? Root and seed.
What is the ORAC Value? Unknown
Why know about this number? ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It tells you the antioxidant capacity of a food item. Antioxidants have shown to reduce the risk of age related conditions and cancer! This was developed by the USDA researchers. For instance: Oranges = 750; Clove = 1,078,700. Wow! The number for clove is NOT a typo!
Most Interesting Historical Reference?
Did you know that the Angelica is known as Holy Spirit Root or Oil of Angels? Yes, it is said that the healing properties are so powerful that it was of divine origin! And it bloomed around the feast day of the Archangel Michael, therefore was given this name.
What are the Plant Properties? Anticoagulant, anti-inflammatory (intestinal wall), calming, expectorant, relaxant, sedative (nervous system), stomachic and tonic.
What are the Documented Uses and Benefits of Angelica Essential Oil? Anorexia, appetite (loss of), bruises, colds, colic, coughs, flatulence, indigestion, lung infection, menopause, pre-menstrual tension, pms, respiratory infections and rheumatic conditions.
What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? Its earthy and herbaceous aroma is very calming and relaxing.
What is the Spiritual and Emotional Influence? Angelica helps to open the heart chakra and our awareness and connect with our divinity. It helps us assimilate higher energies and frequencies which is required for us to move into a higher consciousness. It encourages our spirit to be free and one with the spirit world.
Angelica releases emotions of disharmony, pessimistic, and survival that come from keeping a closed heart and repressed emotions and memories. It instills calmness, freedom and the totality of soul.
What Chakra is Affected? Heart chakra.
What is the corresponding Chakra Color? Green
How do I use it?
Use 50:50. Then,
• Apply several drops (2-4) on location
• Apply to chakras/vitaflex points
• Directly inhale
• Diffuse or
• Dietary Supplement.
Can this Oil be used for Pets? Yes. Have your animals smell it to promote appetite.
Note about Animal Use: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats. Citrus and pine oils in particular when using non therapeutic grade oils. Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.
What are the Safety Precautions? First, only use therapeutic grade essential oils for therapeutic results! Angelica essential oil is Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS) for internal consumption by the FDA. Although it may be used as a dietary supplement, it is advised not to use it in this manner for children under 6 years of age.
This oil should be avoided for diabetics; and use with caution if pregnant. Photosensitive stay out of direct sunlight for 12 hours.
Essential Oil Trivia?
Did you know that Angelica has been credited to have protected from the Plague? Yes Paracelsus documented that the stems were chewed to combat infection back in 1660!
Did you know that Angelica was used to cleanse and purify the air? Yes, the seeds and roots were burned to cleanse spiritually and physically.
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