Angelica archangelica is a biennial plant which grows only leaves in its first year, and its flowers are yellowish or greenish in color. It has pale yellow oblong fruits. It grows in damp soil. It is also called Holy Spirit or Holy oil from saints.
Angelica root oil is obtained by steam distillation of roots of angelica plant and even sometimes whole herb.
The main constituents are 1% of volatile oil, sugar, velaric acid, a bitter principle and a resin called Angelician. The oil of the seed contains in addition methyl ethyleacetic acid and hydroxymirstic acid.
It blends well with chamomile, cardamom, carrier oil, rose, angelica & jasmine oil.
Angelica Root Oil is of great use for troubled abdomen.
It can cure indigestion.
It is used for Aromatherapy.
It is used as a flavoring agent in food & beverages.
Angelica Root Oil relieves from spasms & gives relief from painful symptoms.
It is useful in driving gas out from intestines.
It purifies blood.
It promotes urination & sweating.
It lowers B.P, reduces fat
Owing to its diuretic properties it is of great use for those suffering from chronic renal failure.
It gives good protection to liver.
It also triggers opening of obstructed menstruation.
The oil also fights infections like cold, cough etc.
It reduces fever.
Angelica Root Oil stimulates blood circulation, secretion of hormones enzymes etc.
It strengthens the immune system.
It provides effective treatment for bronchitis, asthma, anemia etc.
SAFETY & PRECAUTIONS
It should be avoided during pregnancy & diabetes.
It can cause skin irritation in higher concentration.
It can cause photo toxicity.
It can cause hyperactivity of nervous system in higher doses.